Gordon L. Welker (77) of Watson


Published on March 21 2016 8:01 am

Gordon L. Welker, 77, of Watson, died at 4:13 p.m. Sunday, March 20, 2016 at his home.

Funeral services will be at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, March 24 at Gieseking Funeral Home, Altamont with Rev. Robert Tucker officiating. Burial will follow at Arborcrest Memorial Park, rural Effingham. Visitation will be from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday evening and for one hour prior to service time on Thursday. Memorials may be made to Baptist Children’s Home, c/o BCHFS, 949 Co. Road 1300 North, Carmi, IL 62821, Effingham County Humane Society, 12073 N 1000th Rd, Effingham, IL 62401 or EARS, 15055 N 16th Ave Effingham, IL 62401.

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Gordon Lee Welker was born on Sunday, January 15, 1939. He was raised in Watson by loving parents Gaylord and Bertha White. He married Rita Ann White on January 11, 1960 and she preceded him in death on March 6, 2013. He was a member of Blue Point Baptist Church, Shumway and was retired from World Color Press, Effingham.

He is survived by: sons, Troy Welker and his wife Kathy of Heartville and Michael Welker and his wife Susan of Pueblo, Colorado; daughters, Diana Roman and her husband Ed of Carlisle, PA and Tracey Tonn and her husband Jeff of Watson; and 10 grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife and granddaughter, Dacia Roman.