Obituary of James Steven Weatherford
James Steven “Steve” Weatherford, age 75, of Alva, passed away September 9, 2021 at 9:00 p.m. at Hope Healthcare Services in Lehigh Acres with his family around him.
Steve as he was known to everyone was born on August 31, 1946 in Miami, Florida to Frank Lee and Rita Dare Caison Weatherford. Steve was raised by his grandfather, James Lemuel Weatherford who went to be with the Lord in 1968. Steve never met a stranger and always had a friend everywhere he would go. He enjoyed fishing, playing softball and horseshoes in his younger days, and watching the Miami Hurricane Football Team. He especially loved spending time with his family and building strong bonds and memories with his grandchildren. He worked as a local truck driver for most of his life.
Steve leaves behind his loving wife Alice Harris Weatherford of Alva, Florida, his three daughters; Nancy Perkins of Buckingham, Stephanie Sposato of Labelle, and Sara Elizabeth Smutney of Fort Myers, his grandchildren; Anthony Perkins, II, Kendall Weatherford, Jack Kaune, Jason Smutney, Jr, Josie Smutney, Averie Dunn and Wade Sposato, three great grandchildren and one on the way, one sister; Tina Clapper of Plantation.
Celebration of Steve’s life will be held on Tuesday, September 14, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at Akin-Davis Funeral Home – LaBelle, where Pastor Bill Maddox will officiate. Visitation will be one hour before the service. Burial will take place at Fort Denaud Cemetery – LaBelle.To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of James Weatherford, please visit Tribute Store