William Wellings, 68, of Buckhannon, died Friday, July 6, 2012, at his home.
He was born Aug. 6, 1943, at Steubenville, Ohio, a son of the late William Wellings Jr., and Florence Godwin Wellings.
On Aug. 13, 1967, he married Linda Kay Mitchell, who survives.
Also, surviving are two daughters, Deborah Sweda and husband, Ronald, of Guin, Ala., and Christy Benson and husband, Stephen, of Beckley; two granddaughters, Lily Bond of Guin and Kiersten Benson of Beckley; and one brother-in-law, Jack Pettit of Lake Wateree, S.C.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one sister, Wanda Pettit.
Mr. Wellings was a member of First United Methodist Church of Buckhannon. He was an aircraft owner and a member of the pilot's association. He was a member of Upshur County Development Authority, Buckhannon Lion's Club and president of Upshur County Airport Authority. He was in broadcast television for 10 years and retired from Pratt and Whitney Engine Services as their network analyst.
Friends will be received today from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 9 p.m. at Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home. He will lie in state Sunday, from 1 to 2 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church. Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Steven Meadows officiating. Burial will follow in Heavner Cemetery in Buckhannon.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the First United Methodist Church. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.polingstclair.com. Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.