Jack Welliver, Jr. died suddenly at his home in Abita Springs , LA , on August 23, 2013, at the age of 55. Jack was born in Bloomsburg , PA , where he was a three sport letterman at Bloomsburg High School and a member of the football, baseball and wrestling teams. He settled in Louisiana where he met the love of his life, Leslie Blitch. The couple married and made their home in Abita Springs , LA. Jack was a veteran of the US Navy
and a member of the Krewe of Bacchus and was an inaugural member of the Bacchatality float. Jack was an ardent fan of the New Orleans Saints and Penn State , but loved following sports of all kinds. He will be remembered for his devotion and dedication to his family, his warmth and gentle nature and his remarkable skills as a home chef, whether it was in the kitchen, at the barbeque pit or the backyard crawfish boiling rig. Jack was known for his infectious smile that could light up a room and lighten any mood. It was impossible not to smile back when Jack Welliver grinned at you. Jack is survived by his devoted wife of 24 years, Leslie, and his loving children Cody Benjamin and Alexis Mouledoux Welliver, who were the light of his life. He is preceded in death by his parents, Jack and Helen Coleman Welliver, both of Bloomsburg , PA. He is also survived by his sisters, Judy Shoemaker and Luann Welliver (Eli). In lieu of flowers, donations preferred to the
. Relatives and friends of the family and employees of G/O Corporation, are invited to attend the Funeral Mass on Thursday, August 29 at St. Peter Catholic Church, Covington, LA at 11:45 a.m. Visitation at the church from 10:00 am until Mass time. The inurnment will take place on Saturday, August 31, at 10:30 am, Lakelawn Metairie Cemetery , 5100 Pontchartrain Boulevard, New Orleans , LA. Serenity Funeral Home, Covington , in charge of arrangements.