William “Bill” Weldon, of Baytown, passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, July 1, 2018, surrounded by his loving family.
Bill was born on October 21, 1943 in Queens, New York, to Christopher Patrick and Margaret Mary Weldon. As a young man, Bill joined the United States Navy where he went on the serve during Vietnam. He spent quite some time on the U.S.S. Independence and bravely served his country during the Cuban Blockade. Shortly after his term of service in the Navy was finished, he married the love of his life, Shirley. Their little family of two grew to three, then four, then five. Bill was all about hard work and family. You could probably count on one hand the number of time he missed work. Above all things, he was a provider for his family. Bill also was extremely active in his children school activities, ROTC, and sports. Baseball, basketball, football, softball, you name it, Bill was there cheering his children on, as well as his grandchildren later in life. He loved to pick at those he felt affection for. You knew if he was teasing you he loved you. He was a very thrifty man. Though at times he was stubborn, his heart was the largest in the room. He enjoyed the simple things in life and a good game of golf. Bill’s resourceful ways will surely be missed. Once while camping, he forgot the tent poles and figured out a way to tie the tent to trees the in the area. Thankfully he did, because a storm blew through that night!
Bill was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Christopher Weldon, and Kenny Weldon; sisters, Patricia McCarthy, Kathleen Weldon, and Nora Garner.
He is survived by his wife of forty eight years, Shirley Weldon, son, Brian Weldon, and wife Angie; daughters, Jenny Weldon, and Charity Weldon-Lasco, and husband, Paul; grandsons, Sean Patrick Weldon, AKA, “Roscoe”, and Paul David Lasco, AKA, “Peanut”; brothers, Terry Weldon, and wife, Kathy, Kevin Weldon, and wife, Joanne; and sister, Myra Weldon-Damiano; as well as numerous other family members and friends who will love and cherish Bill’s memory.