Wesley Gerald Welborn Sr. (1934 - 2013)

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W. Gerald Welborn

Anderson

Wesley Gerald Welborn, Sr., 79, of 1604 North Boulevard, died August 17, 2013.

Born January 24, 1934 in Anderson County, he was the son of the late Wesley Keys Welborn and Mamie Griffin Welborn Abernathy. He was a graduate of Anderson Boy's High School, attended The Citadel, and was a graduate of the U.S. Army War College. He served in the SC National Guard, retiring as a Major. Gerald was owner of Welborn Tire Service, dba Welborn Truck Service and was former owner of Kawasaki of Anderson. He was a member of the SC Tire Dealers and Retreaders Association, where he had served as President.

He was a Charter Member of the Electric City Sertoma Club and was currently a member of the Anderson Lions Club. He was an active member of St. John's United Methodist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Dr. Georgia Lou Huff Welborn of the home; three sons, Wes Welborn and wife, Lisa; Reid Welborn and wife, Kristal; and Joey Welborn and wife, Tara; one daughter, Deedy Welborn Francis, all of Anderson; two stepsons, Jay Bannister and wife, Suzie and George Bannister; 13 grandchildren; 4 step grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren; brother, John Welborn and wife, Peggy of Rome, GA; sister, Barbara Welborn Ellison and husband, Fred of St. Johns, FL; and his beloved poodle, Louie.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Winnie Reid Newell Welborn, and two sons, Tim and David Welborn.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. John's United Methodist Church. The body will be at the residence, 1604 North Boulevard, where the family will receive friends.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made the Anderson Lions Club, P.O. Box 1524, Anderson, SC 29622 or St. John's United Methodist Church, 515 South McDuffie Street, Anderson, SC 29624.

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Published in The Greenville News on Aug. 19, 2013
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