John R. Weerts Jr. Tue, 11/28/2017 - 6:50pm Palatka1 John R. Weerts Jr., 74, of Salt Springs, passed away Nov. 17, 2017, in Ocala. He was born June 28, 1943,PLEASE LOG IN FOR PREMIUM CONTENT. Our website requires visitors to log in to view the best local news. Not yet a subscriber? Subscribe today! Read more about John R. Weerts Jr.