OBITUARY

George "Don" Donald Wellings

October 23, 1932July 7, 2019

George Donald Wellings (Don), husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather was born October 23,1932, the middle child of George and Lillian Wellings in Detroit, Michigan. Don served his country in the United States Army from 1955-57 and retired from Ford Motor Company back in 1991 after 30 years. He was a Mason for 54 years and was a 32nd degree Mason in the Scottish Rites, as well as joining his wife in the Order of the Eastern Star for 15 years. His greatest accomplishment though was his family, he and Margaret (his wife of 61 years) had four children, 2 girls and 2 boys. He was an active father supporting the boys baseball and rowing teams and was always present at local football games to watch his daughters twirl and cheer. He tended to be a quiet serious man, although after he retired he became a great storyteller especially to his 12 grandchildren, much to the amazement of his four children. Retirement brought a peace and creativeness to our father he was a very gifted and talented man in his latter life he enjoyed drawing, painting and wood-carving. He also took up golfing for several years and got a hole in one at his local Club. He was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in late summer 2009 and began a very different and challenging journey, he passed away July 7, 2019 due to complications of the disease.

He is survived by his wife, Margaret Wellings, his children, Robin Wellings Loftus (Mark Loftus), Dona Wellings Clutter (Tracy Clutter), George Douglas Wellings (Stacy Wellings) and Gary Wellings, his grandchildren (Michael, Kiara, Brandon, Lauren, Cameron, Kauri, Ariana, George Ryan, Rachel, Victoria, Dylan, and Zachary) as well as 15 great grand children.

We will miss this wonderful man who taught us all the meaning of hard work, responsibility and love of family. We love you to the moon and back forever Dad.

The family requests in lieu of flowers or gifts a donation maybe sent to the Alzheimer’s Association (www.alz.org) A memorial will be held sometime in the fall of 2019.

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George "Don" Donald Wellings

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Debbie Costner

July 14, 2019

My heart goes out to all of Don's family. He was a great man who was very talented and loved his family. I wished I would have known him and your mom in their younger years. I have so many great memories of the time that I spent with your father. He loved telling me stories and listening to music. I understand the pain you feel having lost my mom 2 years ago to Alzheimers. I know it's never easy but he knew you were with him. He knows he was loved and he will always be looking over you. You will always feel his presence. I always feel my mom around me. Lots of love to all of you. ❤

Margaret Webb

July 11, 2019

Margaret and Family

Dave and I are so sorry for your loss. We have so many great memories from our family reunions in Ormond Beach.

Take care and remember all the good times.
Marg and Dave Webb

FRANK MOBLEY

July 9, 2019

Brother Don, you will forever be missed. I will always remember you as a kind and gentle man. May you rest in peace now, no more pain. Prayers to the family.

Dona Clutter

July 9, 2019

When we were little my Dad & Uncle Don made wine for a while in our basement till one day my Mother went down the stairs & the smell of a winery happen they had a batch of wine exploded & wine all over the floor ! What a mess the funny part was they were blaming each other with laughter & all us kids cleaning, I of course was try to get what was left in the bottles! I still love 💕 wine 🍷 thanks Daddy other many memories I can’t write but always in my 💜 heart! To the 🌙 moon & back Daddy!

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY