McEwen Funeral Service-Mint Hill Chapel

7428 Matthews-Mint Hill Road, Charlotte, NC


James David "Perk" Wellman

August 6, 1928July 4, 2019

James David "Perk" Wellman, age 90, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, July 4, 2019.

He served with the Occupation Troops in Germany after WWII as a Corporal in the United States Army, was a 32nd degree Mason and was a member of the Lion's Club of Mount Pleasant.

He is survived by son, Greg Wellman (Djunna); grandchildren, David Wellman, Kenny Talley and Jamie Talley; great grandchildren, Jerimiah and Mason Halladay and Ayva Talley; brother, David Perkins (Shelly); cousins, Francis Fender, Janetta Church, Dennis Perkins, Joel Perkins, and Larry Perkins; sister-in-law, Carolyn Wellman; niece Amy Wellman; and nephew Kevin Wellman,

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife of 65 years, Althea Smith Wellman; son, James David Wellman, Jr.; brothers, Stanley Perkins and Carol Perkins; mother, Eva Rose Wellman Dutton; dad, Herbert Harmon Wellman; brother, Herbert Harmon Wellman Jr., and sister Betty Lou Loschen.

A visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, July 9, 2019 in the worship center at Mount Pleasant United Methodist Church ,1260 N. College Street, Mount Pleasant, NC 28124.

A funeral service will follow at 11:45 a.m. in the sanctuary of the church. Reverend Kevin Kurtz and Dr. Tommy Ross, Jr. to officiate. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Pallbearers are Phillip Smith, Jim Funderburk, Steve Clark, Hunter Oxendine, Doug McClintock and David Wellman.

The family requests that memorial contributions be sent to Shriners Hospitals for Children - Greenville at www.shrinershospitalsforchildren.org/shc.

Condolences may be offered at www.mcewenminthillchapel.com.


  • Jim Funderburk
  • Phillip Smith
  • Steve Clark
  • Hunter Oxendine
  • Doug McClintock
  • David Wellman


  • Visitation Tuesday, July 9, 2019
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, July 9, 2019
  • Graveside Service Tuesday, July 9, 2019


James David "Perk" Wellman

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John Waite

July 9, 2019

Our thoughts and prayers are with Greg and his family. Such fond memories and respect Mr. Wellman. God Bless, John and Donna Waite and our family.

Dot McClintock

July 7, 2019

So sorry to hear about your Dad's passing. I did not know he was that old. It would appear that he lived a good long life - and left you with lots of good memories. Losing a parent is never easy and I just want you to know that I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.
It was so thoughtful of you to come to my husband's funeral when he passed. Doug will never forget that either. Dot Mc