Wilbern Lynn Welch, Jr.

21 juin 195030 mars 2021

Wilbern Lynn Welch, Jr., 70, of Waynesboro passed away on Tuesday, March 30, 2021 at the Shenandoah Hospice House, Fishersville.

Born June 21, 1950 in the District of Columbia, he was the son of the late Wilbern Lynn Welch, Sr. and Rhoda Evelyn Rhea Welch.

He was a U.S. Veteran having served his country honorably with the Army.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, William Thomas Welch and one sister-in-law, Mary Welch.

Survivors include his loving wife of 41 years, Doris E. Welch; five children, Walter Sparks (Kristie Sparks) of Waynesboro, Christopher Sparks, Sr. (Darlene Marshall) of Waynesboro, Rhoda Welch (Doug Claytor) of Waynesboro, Jonathan Welch (Kristin Cain) of Fishersville, and Adam Welch (Tabatha Fitzgerald) of Waynesboro; 16 grandchildren, Angel Maddox, Dakota Henderson, Zachary Bozga, Christopher Sparks, Jr., Allison Evans, Samantha Evans, Brittany Sparks, Lani Welch, Brian Sparks, Amber Sparks, Link Welch, Isaiah Welch, Ethan Welch, Branten Welch, Paul Claytor, and Lula Fitzgerald; two great-grandchildren; six siblings, Wade Welch (Sharon) of Zion Crossroads, Va, Ricky Welch of PA, Welsley Welch (Lisa) of Louisa, Randy Welch (Barbara) of Orange, VA, Tony Welch (Shannon) of Madison, VA, and Evelyn Meadows (Roger) of Orange, VA; sister-in-law, Charlotte Welch of Louisa, VA; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Following cremation, the family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 6, 2021 at the Waynesboro Chapel of Reynolds Hamrick Funeral Homes, 618 W. Main St., Waynesboro.

There will be no formal services.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Reynolds Hamrick Funeral Homes of Waynesboro.

Relatives and friends may share condolences and memories with the family online by visiting www.reynoldshamrickfuneralhomes.com


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    mardi, 6 avril , 2021


Wilbern Lynn Welch, Jr.


Lani Welch

6 avril , 2021

Pawpaw, you will forever be missed. Fly high Grandpa. I will see you again someday. Gone but not forgotten😇❤️✝️
Lani bug❤️🤞

Debbie Martin

3 avril , 2021

Glad I meet him . I really enjoyed setting on porch listening to his stories of old times . He was always nice to me . He will be missed by all his friends and family . See you in heaven my friend one day . Prayers for family sent up .

Rhoda Welch

2 avril , 2021

I love you Pop! I can't believe you're not here. I'll see you again when my time comes. Love you.

Brittany Sparks

1 avril , 2021

We love you and you will be missed but never forgotten you always have a place in our hearts.

Love You
Brittany,Brian and Amber Sparks

Judy Metcalf (Gallihugh)

1 avril , 2021

So sad to hear this news. I remember Cousin Lynn teasing us as kids. He was always so funny and made crazy faces at us. I also remember him wrestling with my older brothers all the time. Pretty tough for his small frame. I know he was much loved and will be missed. Thoughts of sympathy and prayers for comfort. God bless and Rest In Peace Cuz.