Hampton- Carlton Clarence Wellons, 79, passed away Friday January 20, 2012 at Northampton Convalescent Center after a lengthy illness.
Mr. Wellons was born November 17, 1932 in Newport News, the son of the late Livious Edward and Mary Elizabeth Dixon Wellons. He was preceded in death by his two wives, Joretta Griffith Wellons and Margaret Alcott Wellons, two brothers Kenneth and Livious Reese Wellons, and his sister, Vivian Lavelia Wellons.
Carlton served his country with honor in the US Air Force as a Senior Aeromedical Specialist, and continued to serve with pride as a shipbuilder for 37 years at Newport News Shipbuilding, where he was a radiographer in the 038 Department. He continued his interest in aviation and held a pilots license, and was a longtime member of Liberty Baptist Church. Carlton enjoyed reading and “hanging out” with his friends, especially at Krispy Kreme Doughnuts.
Mr. Wellons is survived by his loving family, including his three sons, Jeffery, Larry and Stephen Griffith; three daughters, Annette Sauer and husband Kevin, Vickie Montgomery and husband Todd, and Wanda Combs; his brother Brumley Mayo; nine grandchildren, Geoffrey, Sean, Aaron, Kristen and Tyler Griffith, Jessica Dupin, Holly Barracchini, Celie Acevedo and Sean Montgomery; fourteen great-grandchildren; and brothers-in-law, Gerald and Wayne Alcott.
A service will be held at 1:00p.m. Saturday, Jan. 28 at Riverside-Altmeyer Funeral Home, 7415 River Rd., Newport News. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 11:00a.m.-1:00p.m. Saturday. Inurnment will be private at a later date.
The family would like to express their thanks to Carlton’s friends and neighbors who loved and cared for him for many years, and to the staff at Northampton Convalescent Center for the love and wonderful care he was given as a member of the center’s family.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations in Mr. Wellons memory to the American Cancer Society.
Condolences may be made to the family at altmeyer.com
I am so sadden by the pasting of Rock. Having working with him meany years in the X-ray section of 038. Can still hear him sing SPRING TIME IN PARIS. One of his favor thing was learning a new word each day. Used to asked him what the word for today. Thanks…Rock Thats the only name we called him in the shipyard for all the good times we had together. All the knowledge you share with me. Shall never forget you. God Bless!
I am so saddened to hear of Carlton’s passing. He was married to my Dad’s Gerald Alcott’s sister Margaret during my growing up years and he will always be “Uncle Carl” to me. I remember the many family gatherings and celebrations we shared with him with great fondness. Even after Aunt Margaret’s passing he was still a very special part of our family. He had a very kind soul and he will be missed.
With deepest sympathy,
We shared many good times and holiday dinners with Carlton. You were always a welcome quest in his & Jo’s home. He was part of our extended family and we have many fond memories. He is at peace now with his Lord and Saviour.
You will always be greatly missing from my life. I loved you dearly. You and my mother had a very special love.