MAJOR JOHN K. WELTON,
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Spruce Pine - Major Welton, born May 28, 1940, passed away Wednesday, March 14, 2012, at Blue Ridge Regional Hospital. He was preceded in death by his parents: George Albert Welton and Eleanor Wilma Smith Welton, and his wife, Lt. Col. Nellie Loretta Hensley Welton, Army Nurse Corps. He is survived by brothers: David Allen Welton and wife, Kathleen, of Yadkinville, NC, Laurence George Welton of Fresno, CA, and Robert Henry Welton and spouse, Timoth Copney, of Baltimore, MD; and, his special friend: Charles Dean Cassida and wife, Jean, of Spruce Pine, NC.
He held Bachelor of Arts and Master of Science degrees. Major Welton served as an administrator in field hospitals and medical centers, and as a Contracting Officer warranted to sign contracts for construction, services and supplies on behalf of the United States of America.
Funeral services will be held at 11AM Saturday at Bethel Missionary Baptist Church, of which he attended, located at 12021 South US Hwy. 19E in Spruce Pine. Rev. Darren Waldrup will officiate. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial will be beside his wife in Hensley Cemetery in the Little Creek community of Yancey County.
Holcombe Brothers Funeral Home is assisting the Welton family.
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Published in the Asheville Citizen-Times on Mar. 15, 2012