Vernice O. Welborn was born June 5, 1922 in Electra, Texas. He graduated from Electra High School before entering the U.S. Army Air Corp. He always loved flying. He was stationed at Lemoore Air Base when he met his future wife, Doris Parker, at the First Baptist Church. They were married for 72 years. He was a partner in Valley Electric in Lemoore for many years.
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He is predeceased by a son, Charles Welborn (Charlene), who passed away in 2010. He is survived by his wife, Doris, his daughters, Linda Smith (Darrel) from Oakdale, Ca and Janet Bettencourt (Steve) from Clovis, CA. He is also survived by 6 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild. He was accepted into the loving arms of Jesus on June 19, 2014. He will be greatly missed.
A graveside service will be held Thursday, June 26, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. in Lemoore Cemetery. Friends who wish may contribute to South Valley Community Church, 1050 West Bush Street, Lemoore, CA 93245 in his memory.
Arrangements are by Phipps-Dale Funeral Chapel.
Published in The Hanford Sentinel on June 24, 2014