BUCKHORN – Joe Weldon, 69, went to be home with his Lord and Savior on Sunday, March 17, 2013, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. He was born in Calhoun County, to Estelle and Major Weldon. He married Bobbie Taylor Weldon on Dec. 20, 1964. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend to all. He attended Hopewell Baptist Church. “And on the eighth day, God looked down on his planned paradise and said ‘I need a caretaker!’” One of Joe’s greatest passions was taking care of the cattle he raised. So God had truly made another farmer.
Service is at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Robbs Bethel Baptist Church with Bro. Donald Austin and Bro. Jr. Ritchie officiating. Burial is at Mize Memorial. Tutor Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by his spouse of 48 years, Bobbie Weldon; one daughter, Barbara Weldon of Buckhorn; one son, Jake Weldon of Buckhorn; one grandson, Jake Weldon II (Monica) of Big Creek; and one great-granddaughter, Abby James of Big Creek. His first great-grandchild is due August 2013. He is also survived by four sisters, Jeanette Goss (James), Nell Winstead, both of Greenwood, Ruth Ann Croft (Wayne) of Thaxton and Sue Aaron (J.C.) of Randolph; two brothers, Bro. Bob “Robert” Weldon Wilda) of Lawrenceburg, Tenn., and Pete Weldon (Angie) of Bruce; two sister-in-laws, Lena Dillard of Ecru and Jo Sullivan of New Albany; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Estelle and Major Weldon; one niece, Debbie Aaron Goree; one nephew, Joey Slayton; one sister, Helen Brown; and two brother-in-laws, Jessie Winstead and Jimmy Dillard.
Pallbearers are Bill Aron, Greg Victoriano, Kurt Brasher, Charles Washington, Arnell Fleming and Van Belk.