Dad in Austin
John Neil Welton
  • 71 years old
  • Date of birth: Aug 24, 1944
  • Date of passing: Sep 29, 2015
Let the memory of John be with us forever

This memorial website was created in memory of our Dad, John Welton, 71, born on August 24, 1944 and passed away on September 29, 2015. We will remember him forever.

There will be a memorial service on Tuesday, October 20th at:

Zilker Park Clubhouse
200 Zilker Clubhouse Rd
Austin TX 78746

The service will begin at 5:00pm with dinner to follow. There is limited seating available, so please RSVP by Oct. 18 to Sean Welton at


Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Lisa Shear on 24th August 2016

"Happy birthday, John!  I seriously miss my TSA buddy. And I am a little jealous of you being in heaven right now. Not fair!  ;)

See you on the other side. :)


This tribute was added by Sonya Green on 24th August 2016

"It's funny that I got this birthday reminder today because I was just thinking of John on yesterday.  I was looking my employee contact list at The Salvation Army and saw his name, as well as a few others who are no longer with us.  It made me sad for a moment then I thought,  John is not sad.  He is in a better place.  May he continue to rest in paradise and in peace. Be blessed."

This tribute was added by Leslie Janca on 20th October 2015

"My thoughts and prayers are with you as you celebrate John's life today.  John talked so often about his children and grandchildren.  You truly were his pride and joy.  John always made me laugh and he had an energy that was contagious.  I have learned so much from John, and I feel incredibly blessed to have known him and to call him my friend.   RIP John!"

This tribute was added by Sonya Green on 19th October 2015

"I worked with John at The Salvation Army.  I missed John when his office moved from downtown to Burnet Rd office because we would often talk during break time.  We would meet once a week to pray when Major Carter was here and it was awesome to sit with them while reading the word and praying.  You could actually feel the Spirit of the Lord heavy in the place.  That will always be my fondest memory.  It is sad to see you go but I know you are in a better place where there are no more tears, no more sickness, or suffering.  May God bless this family and may you continue to carry on his legacy."

This tribute was added by Tom Jones on 19th October 2015

"Mr. Welton, as we pledges and the members reverently referred to him in the late 60"s, was the consummate gentleman, the type of individual that everyone in the Sigma Nu Fraternity looked up to, and wanted to emulate.  He exemplified the Creed of... Love, Truth, and Honor.  
Tom Jones Eta Delta #234"

This tribute was added by Sarah Detoro on 16th October 2015

"So sorry for your loss. Your Dad loved being a DAD. I am "remembering" his stories his humor his grin his laugh most of all the twinkle in his eyes when he talked about you all! I will be with you all in spirit. Sharing in your loss with prayer & love. "auntie" Connie"

This tribute was added by Lisa Shear on 13th October 2015

"I was proud to call John my friend.  My heart breaks with his family's as we have to say good-bye to him.  John will be greatly missed.  And I will definitely miss his particular stories #46 and #62. ;)"

This tribute was added by Bob Brooks on 13th October 2015

"I will really miss John.  John had a wonderful imagination and charisma
that shined vibrantly and he is probably up there right now looking down on us garnering material for another awesome letter that we will all feel toward the end of the year.  In working with John over a 20 yr. period  on projects for the Salvation Army, we all came to love John and appreciate his humor and yes, just sometimes, his satirical statements.
We will all miss him.  Go in Peace, John."

This tribute was added by Sarah Detoro on 10th October 2015

"My deepest heartfelt sympathy to you and your family on the loss of your Dad. I have only the fondest memories of Uncle John. I know I have not seen or spoke with him since I was a child, but he was always in my thoughts. This comes to my mind when I think of what he would be saying right now: “Death is nothing at all.  It does not count. I have only slipped away into the next room. Nothing has happened. Everything remains exactly as it was. I am I, and you are you, and the old life that we lived so fondly together is untouched, unchanged. Whatever we were to each other, than we are still. Call me by the old familiar name. Speak of me in the easy way which you always used. Put no difference into your tone. Wear no forced air of solemnity or sorrow. Laugh as we always laughed at the little jokes that we enjoyed together. Play, smile, think of me, pray for me. Let my name be ever the household word that it always was. Let it be spoken without an effort without the ghost of a shadow upon it. Life means all that is ever meant. It is the same as it ever was. There is absolute and unbroken continuity. What is this death but a negligible accident? Why should I be out of mind because I am out of sight? I am but waiting for you, for an interval, somewhere very near, just round the corner. All is well!”
~Canon Henry Scott-Holland, 1847-1918, Canon of St Paul's Cathedral~
Sincerely,  Carrie (Faller) Andrews"

This tribute was added by Sarah Detoro on 10th October 2015

"I know John and I had our differences, but he was my brother and I truly loved him.  His sister Kay Faller"

This tribute was added by Karen Kenig on 9th October 2015

"I worked with John at The Salvation Army since December 2005, he hired me and I am still working there.  John was a big story teller, and he loved to make peopl laugh.  He wrote some very funny Christmas stories recapping tongue in cheek, his exploits during the previous year. Everyone will miss getting theirs this year. John was a faithful Christian man and he is in a great place now.  I know his 4 children and his many grandchildren will miss "Papa John", he loved to tell me stories about reading to his granddaughter.  I hope they are old enough to remember him well.  To the Welton family you have my sympathies. Your dad was one in a million and I know you will miss him."

This tribute was added by Sarah Detoro on 9th October 2015

"John, I was proud to call you my friend. I can't believe I will never hear another one of your stories. Mason and I will miss you."

This tribute was added by Sarah Detoro on 9th October 2015

"Please accept my sincere sympathy on the passing of your dad. May happy memories bring you peace and comfort. Although so many years have gone by he has always and will always be my Uncle John and have a special place in my heart. Cathy Faller Lopez"

This tribute was added by Sarah Detoro on 8th October 2015

"Uncle John always made me smile when I saw him. He had such an easiness about him that you couldn't help but be happy around him! And his "Donald Duck" voice was the best!! Love you Uncle John ❤️"

This tribute was added by Sarah Detoro on 8th October 2015

"Thanks for all the laughs and good times Dad!
We will miss you so much."

This tribute was added by Leslie Irwin on 7th October 2015

"We love you, Dad!!"

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Leslie Irwin


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