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Charles David Welker Sr.

January 8, 1937 May 11, 2014
Charles David Welker Sr.
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Obituary for Charles David Welker Sr.

Charles David Welker Sr., 77, of Glen Richey, passed away Sunday May 11, 2014 at Penn Highlands DRMC after a lengthy illness.
 
Born January 8, 1937 in Clearfield, he was the son of John Hugh and Nellie Irene (Angelo) Welker.  Mr. Welker was a self-employed contractor having owned and operated C.D. Welker Contracting.  He also was a vendor at area Flea Markets for a number of years.  He also was a proud veteran having served in the U S Air Force Reserves.
 
He was a host for the Tri-State Sharing (Food Distribution) thru the 1990’s, was a member of the Susquehanna Antique Machinery Association in Luthersburg, and was an original member of the Glen Richey Volunteer Fire Company.
 
On August 23, 1958 in Glen Richey he wed the former Bonita Kay Wilsoncroft who survives along with 5 children.  Carrie Davis and husband Tim of Masury, OH; Carol Snedden and husband Richard of Brookville; Cindy Mays and husband Michael of Middlesex, NC; Clair Welker of Kasilof, AK; Charles Welker of Clearfield; and 2 daughters-in-law Debra Welker of Meridian, ID and Dawn Welker of Kylertown.
 
He will be fondly remembered by his grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren: Gloria Gilligan husband Josh and their sons Tristan, Tyler, and Riley; Robert Shaw wife Melissa and their son Aiden; David Shaw and wife Jennifer; Jessica Garvey husband David and their son Liam; Daniel Davis and his daughter Emmaleah and her fiancée Ashley Larson; Frank Davis; Melissa Passmore husband John their son and daughter Dayton and Alyssa; Michael Mays Jr. wife Jennifer and sons Jacob and Darrell and daughter Jessica and her children Michael and Melody; Samantha Welker; Charles Welker Jr.; Christopher Welker; Elizabeth Welker and her son Jude Shaffer; Gerald Smeal and his daughters Jacqulyn and Janessa; Brian Zortman wife Phaedra and their daughters Raquel, Olivia, and Evalyn; Steven Smeal and his daughters Ariel and Stephanie and his son Alec and his fiancée Christin Cooper
 
He was considered father, grandfather and friend by many others
 
He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother Franklin D. Welker, four infant siblings, an infant daughter Debra K. Welker, an infant son Charles D. Welker Jr. and twin infant granddaughters Rebecca and Rachel Davis
 
There will be no public visitation and private graveside services will be held in the Spring Valley Cemetery, Spring Valley at the convenience of the family.
 
The family suggests contributions be made to either the American Heart Association or the American Cancer Society
 
Online condolences may be made to the family at www.chidboyfuneralhome.com.
 
The Chester C. Chidboy Funeral Home, Inc. of Curwensville is in charge of the arrangements.

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