OBITUARY

Richard B Weldon Jr.

February 9, 1954November 16, 2012

Richard B. Weldon, Jr.

CHAPIN – Richard B. Weldon, Jr. (Dicky), 58, passed away on Friday, November 16, 2012 at Generations in Batesburg, SC, after losing his battle with Lou Gehrig’s Disease for 2 ½ years. Dicky was born in Bamberg, SC, on February 9, 1954 and was the oldest son of Dick and Deanie Weldon of Chapin, SC. Dicky graduated from Chapin High School in 1972 where he played football, baseball and ran track. He attended Coastal Carolina, was an avid Gamecock Fan and loved music. He was an excellent drummer and played all over the Southeast. Dicky is survived by his son, Coleman, the love and joy of his life of Ballentine, SC; ex-wife, Cathy Coleman Weldon of Ballentine, SC; his parents of Chapin, SC; brothers, Steve (Debra) of Brentwood, TN and John (Terry) of Chapin, SC; nephews, Dean and Ben Weldon of Florence, SC; nieces, Lindsay and Sommer Grace Weldon of Brentwood, TN. The family would like to thank Hammie Nix, Director at Generations in Batesburg to include the entire staff as well as Southern Care Hospice. Friends may visit at any time at the home of Dick and Deanie at 528 Lake Tide Drive in Chapin, SC. Funeral services will be conducted by Reverend Albert Cox and Reverend Paul Allen at Chapin United Methodist Church at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, November 19, 2012. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church.

Caughman-Harman Funeral Home, Chapin Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Services

  • Visitation Monday, November 19, 2012
  • Funeral Service Monday, November 19, 2012
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Richard B Weldon Jr.

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Donna and Steven Howie

November 26, 2012

Dear Dick and Deanie and John,
Steve and I just heard about the passing of Dickie and are very saddened to hear of your loss! He was always a happy soul with a great sense of humour! He will be very missed and know he's playing the drums in heaven!!! We haven't kept in touch but will always remember the good ole days and how much fun we all had out at the lake house in Chapin! Our prayers and hugs are with you all!

Janet Padgett

November 22, 2012

Coach Weldon and Miss Deannie,

I met your Dickie at LR High. Those were such simple times. Dickie and I were good friends and had so many wonderful, mutual friends. I was thinking of Dicky this past weekend, not knowing that the Lord and called him home. I have nothing but great things to remember about our times at LR (Go Diamond Hornets), our crowd was really a great group of fun loving folks. I will never forget his laugh. What a character.
May the Lord keep you close in His arms during this holiday season, Blessed be the Lord.
Janet Padgett

Alton Hutto

November 21, 2012

I just found out about Dickie's passing and thought about our friendship in Bamberg before he moved to Columbia. He was my friend and I always enjoyed spending the night at his house when we were little boys. I'm sorry to hear this news. Coach Weldon and Mrs. Weldon you will be in my thoughts and prayers.

November 21, 2012

Dear Dick and Deanie,
So sorry to get the news of Dicky passing. You are certainly in my prayers. I know what you are goiing through because I have traveled that road. You may not remember but I baby sat for Dicky when you lived on faust street in Bamberg. Sorry I could not be with you at the service but I have been sick for the past 2 weeks.
Please know that you are in my prayers.
Bobby Clary

November 20, 2012

Sorry to hear about Dickie.....
Jeff & Dolores Gunter

November 20, 2012

I am so sorry for your loss of Dicky. I remember playing with him, his brothers and my siblings on Milton Lane and Wordsworth. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Debbie Mitchell

The Staff of Caughman-Harman Funeral Home

November 20, 2012

Offering our deepest condolences during this difficult time.

November 20, 2012

To Dick Weldon, his wife, Deanie and the entire Weldon family, I convey to all of you that each of you are in our prayers. We pray that the Lord will fullfil His promise of standing by you during this terrible lost of your son. The Lord's strength will be YOUR strength.

God Bless,

Rev. Charles & Betty Grooms
Bamberg Friends

November 19, 2012

My prayers are with all the family, He will be an angel in heaven, he loved all people

November 19, 2012

Im so sorry about your loss, he was a person that really cared about people, I went to school with him @ Chapin High School, I saw him only one time after, he thought alot of me and my sisters, he was a very caring person, =concerned and ask about all of us, God Bless him, Diane