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Joseph Wellspeak

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Joseph Wellspeak, 55, of Swansboro, passed away Tuesday, March 4, 2014, at his home.

Born in Onslow County, on July 28, 1958, he was a son of Lucille Buckmaster Wellspeak of Swansboro and the late Gerald James Wellspeak. He was a graduate of Swansboro High School, UNCW with a degree in Business and Marketing, Georgia Tech with an engineering degree, and then obtained a Law Degree from Franklin Pierce Law Center and most recently worked for MarketCast. He was a member of the N.C. State Bar Association and St. Mildred Catholic Church. Joe was a certified Master Diver, an avid sailor, and loved anything salt water related.

Surviving, in addition to his mother, are his wife, Karen Delaine Burr Wellspeak, of the home; a son, Walter F. Hancock III and wife Sherrie, of Swansboro; two brothers, Greg Wellspeak and wife Claire, of Annapolis, Md., David Wellspeak, of Swansboro; and three grandchildren, Olivia Hancock, Austin Comeaux, and Erin Comeaux.

A Memorial Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 8 at St. Mildred Catholic Church with Father Donald Baribeau officiating.

A Celebration of Joe's Life will follow at 1 p.m. at The Octagon House in Cedar Point.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a Memorial Fund for Joseph Wellspeak for Duke Cancer Center, c/o First Citizens Bank, P.O. Box 128, Swansboro, NC 28584.

Joe's motto in life was: "You should never be proud of doing what's right. You should just do it."

Condolences may be left for the family at jonesfh.org.

Jones Funeral Home, Swansboro Chapel



Published in Jacksonville Daily News from Mar. 5 to Mar. 8, 2014
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