Gary J. Welker


Gary J Welker, 84, of Perryville, passed away Friday, Sept. 10, 2021 at Southeast Hospital.
He was born Oct. 13, 1936 in Perryville to Lawrence and Irene (Weiss) Welker.
He and Delores M. “Dee” Abney Barr were married on Dec. 21, 1991 in Arnold, and were married for 29 years.
Gary was a Korean Conflict Army Veteran. He was the Owner/Operator of Imperial Foundation in Imperial, Missouri and a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Highland.
Survivors include son, Harry J. (Jean) Welker of Broken Arrow, Okla; step-son, Jay (Carol) Barr of Festus; step-daughter, Carolyn (Pete) McCue of Arnold; brother, Roger (Diana) Welker of Pevely; six grandchildren, three great grandchildren. Also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents; step-son, Michael Barr; and sister, Velda Sadler.
Visitation was Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2021 and Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021 at Ford and Young Funeral Home in Perryville.
Funeral Service was Wednesday, Sept.15, 2021 at St. Joseph Catholic in Highland with Rev. Joe Geders CM officiating.
Burial was at St. Joseph Catholic Church Cemetery in Highland with Military Honors provided by American Legion and Delta Team.
Memorial contributions may be given to Humane Society. Online condolences may be made at Ford & Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


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