John Henry Welborn, 89 of Weaver Drive, Lexington passed away Monday, March 27th at Presbyterian Hospital in Charlotte.
A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 AM Saturday April 1st at First Presbyterian Church with Dr. Lee Zehmer officiating. The family will receive friends following the service in the church Fellowship Hall.
Mr. Welborn was born in Davidson County on April 8, 1927 to William Fowle Welborn and Bessie Lee Todd Welborn. He attended Davidson College, served in the Merchant Marines during WWII and then the US Navy during the Korean Conflict.
After coming home he received his pharmacist degree from the School of Pharmacy at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and was owner/operator of Lexington Drug Company.
John was an active member of First Presbyterian Church where he served as Elder. He was also one of the founding members of Sapona Country Club in Lexington.
His wife Janice McNeill Welborn preceded him in death on March 6, 2006. His brothers, William Fowle Welborn, Jr. and wife Geraldine Hobbs, Dr. James Todd Welborn and Samuel Gould Welborn and wife Marion Guerriero and brother-in-law, Hugh McNeill also preceded him in death.
Surviving are sons, John Henry Welborn, Jr. and wife Monica of Cary and Daniel McNair Welborn and wife Christina of Charlotte, grandchildren Hannah Welborn, Lucas Welborn, Caroline Welborn and Caden Welborn and sisters-in-law Peggy McNeill of Raleigh and Lillian Welborn of Lexington.
Memorials may be directed to First Presbyterian Church, P. O. Box 586, Lexington, NC 27293 or the charity of donor’s choice.
Online condolences may be made at www.davidsonfuneralhome.net.
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