Claude E. Welmon, 84, of Collinsville, Illinois, born October 25, 1928, passed away, Wednesday, July 31, 2013.
Mr. Welmon enjoyed fishing and spending time outdoors. He retired from the railroad and was passionate about trains and antique cars, alike. He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather, who will truly be missed by all who knew him.
He was preceded in death by his daughter, Sharon Tate, nee Welmon; his parents, Charles E. and Edna, nee Ramsey, Welmon; a brother, Virgil Welmon; and a sister, Martha May Brown.
Surviving are his loving wife, of 65 years, Glenna J. Welmon, nee LaTemp; his children, Richard (Pauline) Welmon, Theresa (Danny)Emmerson, Claudia Welmon, Carol Jones, Cheryl Seiber, and Tina Welmon; 18 grandchildren; 21 great grandchildren; a sister, Loma Jean (Dean) Brown; and many other relatives and friends.
Memorials are appreciated to
or Hospice of Southern Illinois. Condolences may also be expressed online at www.lakeviewfuneralhm.com.
Visitation: Friends may call from 12 noon to 2 p.m., Saturday, August 3, 2013, at Lake View Funeral Home, Fairview Heights, Illinois.
Funeral: Services will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, August 3, 2013, at the funeral home with Rev. Charles West officiating. Interment will follow in Lake View Memorial Gardens, Fairview Heights, Illinois.