Gordon Lee Welker (1939 - 2016)


Gordon Lee Welker, 77, of Watson, died at 4:13 p.m. on Sunday, March 20, 2016, at his home.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday at Gieseking Funeral Home in Altamont, with the Rev. Robert Tucker officiating. Burial will be in Arborcrest Memorial Park in rural Effingham. Visitation was to be held from 4-7 p.m. on Wednesday evening and one hour before services on Thursday. Memorials: Baptist Children's Home, c/o BCHFS, 949 County Road 1300 North, Carmi, Ill. 62821; Effingham County Humane Society, 12073 N. 1000th Road, Effingham, Ill. 62401; or EARS, 15055 N. 16th Ave., Effingham, Ill. 62401. Online condolences may be expressed at www.giesekingfh.com.
Mr. Welker was born on Sunday, Jan. 15, 1939, and reared by parents Gaylord and Bertha White. He married Rita Ann White on Jan. 11, 1960; she died on March 6, 2013.
Survivors include sons, Troy Welker and his wife Kathy of Heartville, and Michael Welker and his wife Susan; and daughters, Diana and her husband Ed Roman of Carlisle, Pa., and Tracey and her husband Jeff Tonn of Watson.
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Gieseking-Claggett Funeral Home
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Brownstown, IL 62418
(618) 427-3344
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Published in The Leader-Union from Mar. 21 to Mar. 30, 2016