Weldon Gene Uptmor, Sr.

Weldon Gene Uptmor, Sr., 88, of Waco, passed away Saturday, December 15, 2018.

Rosary: 6:00 p.m. –  6:30 p.m. Thursday, December 20, at Lake Shore Funeral Home

Visitation: 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Thursday, December 20, 2018 at Lake Shore Funeral Home

Funeral Service: 10:00 a.m. Friday, December 21, at Lake Shore Funeral Home with Monsignor Isidore Rozycki presiding

Burial: Oakwood Cemetery with military honors

Weldon was born March 13, 1930 in Tours to Charles and Tillie Uptmor.  He attended school in Tours and later served our country in the US Navy.  Weldon was a member of St. Martin’s Catholic Church in Tours and later St. Louis Catholic Church in Waco.  Weldon was employed with Turnipseede Refrigeration in Waco for over 40 years.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Shirley Uptmor; his daughter, Deborah Ellis; and his sisters, Marie Sulak and Joyce Pharr.

Weldon is survived by his wife, Jo Ann Uptmor; his sons, Weldon “Jay” Uptmor, Jr. and wife, Julie and Charles “Butch” Uptmor; granddaughters, Katelyn Uptmor, Natalie Uptmor and Shannon Ellis; grandsons, Ron Ellis and Michael Ellis; great-granddaughters, Emily and Brianna Ellis; sisters, Ruby Vrba and family and Charlene Scheler and family; his brother-in-law, Alvin Sulak; step-children, Russell Harper and wife, Rebecca and their children, Kate and Hadleigh and Anne Slaughter and husband, Tobin and their children, Sam and Lane.

In lieu of floral arrangements, memorials in Weldon’s memory may be directed to the China Spring Volunteer Fire Department, 165 Illinois Avenue, China Spring 76633


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Place of Service: Lake Shore Funeral Home , 5201 Steinbeck Bend; Waco, TX 76708

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  1. Jerry Dean Slovak

    My condolences to his family. I have great memories with him and the family during the holidays at Grandmas. And he really new how to cook rabbit. He will be missed. Now he is with Joycie again. Jerry Dean

  2. Cheryl Sulak Hirt

    I will really miss Uncle Weldon, I have so many loving memories of this man. He was hard headed, gentle loving and kind.
    I remember going to the coast and camping in tents for a week at a time. He fished all day with dad and then we’d eat it for supper.
    I also spent at least a week with them every summer, first in town then out on the farm.
    I know he was well received in heaven by his CHICKEN (Aunt Shirley), his daughter Debbie, his two sisters , parents and all his friends.
    I love you Uncle Weldon, fly with the angels and be at peace.

  3. Fond memories of a fun uncle. Spent plenty summers with them and even worked with him at Turnipseede Refrigeration. We will miss him! May he Rest In Peace. God Bless & Comfort his family.

  4. Most sincere condolences. I knew Weldon back in the 60’s and he was one of the nicest and kindest people I’ve ever known. May he rest in peace and rise in glory

  5. When someone we love goes home to be with the Lord, we know that they are without
    pain and with their heavenly father. Sounds like everyone has wonderful memories to share and treasure. I send up prayers for JoAnn and family for comfort
    and peace.

  6. Thoughts and prayers to the Uptmor family in the loss of “Mr. Uptmor”. He was a man I’ll always remember for his Southern charm and humor, even to a smart-ass Yankee. He could tell a tale just like Andy Griffith and it was hard to tell whether he was pulling your leg or teaching you a lesson. Sometimes it was both. And the way he could whistle and make every jack rabbit within earshot stand at attention with their ears straight up, made quite an impression on me. Sorry especially to Jay and Butch who have lost their dad. I know he’ll be missed.

  7. Uncle Weldon was the fun loving guy that always wanted to make you laugh either by doing or saying silly things. While at the family dairy he loved the fresh glass of milk and crackers. Weldon will be greatly missed! He is now in better place! Prayers for the family!

  8. My Grandpa, Weldon was an incredible man with a true heart and unconditional love that showed in the relationships he built with those he held dear. The time I spent with him and my Mima at the farm is a time I will cherish forever. This time was when I was taught what the real meaning of family meant.

    I know Mima received him with arms wide open, and I know my Mom supported him when he said good-bye to us. I am thankful for his peace, I am deeply saddened for our loss, and I will be forever blessed he lived. What a great man to have shared his life with all of us.

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