GREENSBORO, NC — Dr. Julius Warren Welborn Jr., 89, of Greensboro, left this world on June 30,2012 at River Landing Presbyterian Home in Colfax ,NC.
He was born June 5, 1923, in Union ,SC to the late Pauline Ray Welborn and Dr .Julius Warren Welborn. He attended Clemson University until 1943 when his entire class was drafted in to the US Army. Serving in the 102nd Ozark Division, he was decorated with a Bronze Star for valor in the crossing of the Rhine River. Graduating from The Medical University of South Carolina, he practiced general medicine in Landrum, SC until 1963 when he accepted a fellowship in Internal Medicine at Emory University for three years. Upon completion of his training, he set up practice in Tryon, NC. until 1970. He then relocated to Greensboro, NC, retiring in 1988.
He was preceded in death by the love of his life of 62 years, Jody, and his parents.
He is survived by his sister, Polly McAlpine, of Bennettsville, SC; four children, Dr. Julius Warren Welborn III of Simpsonville, SC, Franklin William Welborn II of Germantown, TN and wife Sharon, Mary Welborn Aycock of Clinton, NC and husband Danny, Robert Wesley Welborn of Greensboro, NC and wife Linda; 11 grandchildren, Warren and Wesley Welborn, Frank “Buddy” and Thomas Welborn, Jessica Talley, Kyle McWilliams, Christie Aycock Hensley, Dan Aycock, Robert” Wes” and William “Brad” Welborn, Claire Smith; and three great-grandchildren.
“Doc,” as he was known to many, loved to take care of people. His passion was to provide his patients and anyone else with the best medical care he could provide. He was always available to those in need. His other passions were hunting (traveling to Africa on a safari as a caregiver), fishing and his beloved Clemson Tigers. If you ever got a chance to talk to “Doc” about Clemson you found out real quickly that his blood truly did run orange. His greatest desire in life was to see his children succeed. With his influence, all are successful. He viewed this as his greatest accomplishment and one of his many joys in life.
The family would like to express their gratitude to the wonderful devoted staff of River Landing and to his devoted caregiver and friend, Grace Holloway.
A memorial service was held Thursday, July 5 at 3 p.m. at River Landing at Sandy Ridge in Colfax, NC. The family received friends at that time.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Community in Christ Presbyterian Church, Greensboro, NC or the charity of one’s choice.