John Joseph Welty

John Joseph Welty, 88, of North Lewisburg, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017, in his home. 

He was born Nov. 10, 1928, in North Lewisburg. John attended North Lewisburg High School. He proudly served his country in the United States Army during the Korean War. He retired from Christopher Construction in Columbus.

John was a lifetime member of the American Legion Post 238 Mechanicsburg and VFW Urbana, and was a member of the Marysville Moose and Eagles. He was a big sports fan. 

John is survived by his wife, Bettijo Patrick Welty; his sons, Pat (Cheryl) Welty and Jerry (Jodi) Welty; his grandchildren, John (Candi) Welty, Josh Welty and Jenna Welty; and his great-granddaughter, Emelia Ruby Welty. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, Daniel and Ruth Reid Welty; and his brothers, Dan and Ted Welty. 

Graveside services are at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, in Maple Grove Cemetery, North Lewisburg, through arrangements by Freshwater, McDonald & Vernon Funeral Home, North Lewisburg, with Pastor Karen Montgomery officiating. 

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the donor’s favorite charity. 

Express condolences to the family at www.vernonfh.com.