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Robert E. "Bob" Welborn, 90, passed away Monday, March 5, 2018, at Community Hospital of Anderson following a brief illness.
He was born Dec. 25, 1927, in Crawfordsville, to Fred and Emma (Helton) Welborn. Bob grew up in Orestes and has lived in the Alexandria area most of his lifetime. He was a graduate of Alexandria High School, Class of 1945. Bob then enlisted in the United States Navy as an electrician and was honorably discharged in 1949. He furthered his career by taking training in electronics in Chicago. Bob owned and operated Welborn's TV Sales and Service for 41 years. During that time and following his retirement, Bob still never missed a day of work. He was a member of Alexandria Eagles 1771, Alexandria Elks 478, Anderson Moose 150 and the Alexandria American Legion Post 87. He has been a member of the Orestes Christian Church for most of his lifetime.
Bob enjoyed fishing, traveling and time spent at his summer lake home.
He is survived by his sons, Fred (Sandy) Welborn of Elwood and Jeff Welborn of Orestes; grandchildren, Jason Welborn, Kristen Daily and Christopher Welborn; stepgrandchildren, Brandy Clark, Brooke Street and Bridgett Fields; 14 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father in 1947; his mother in 2008; his beloved Mary Ann in 2016 after 65 years of marriage; two brothers, Loren Welborn and John Welborn; and a sister, Wanda Hall.
Services honoring Bob's life and legacy will take place at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 10, 2018, at Owens Funeral Home in Alexandria with the Rev. Courtley Granger officiating. Interment with military honors will follow in Park View Cemetery, Alexandria.
Friends may call at the Owens Funeral Home on Friday from 4 to 8 p.m.
Memorial contributions are suggested to the Richland Township Fire Department through the funeral home.
Online condolences: www.owensmemorialservices.com.
Published on March 6, 2018
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