William George Wellborn

August 12, 1946, January 08, 2019

Bill Wellborn

William “Bill” Wellborn, 72, of Silsbee, died Tuesday, January 8, 2019. He was born on August 12, 1946, in Fort Worth, to Wilma Mae Whigham Wellborn and George William Wellborn.

Bill was a faithful servant of God.  He loved his family deeply and modeled Christ’s love through the unconditional love he showed others.  His gracious spirit and his thankful heart were encouraging to those who knew him.  Bill was a dedicated member of First Baptist Church Silsbee.

Bill was a United States Air Force Veteran, having served during Vietnam.  He was a skilled engineer, always striving for precision.  His brilliant mind helped make nuclear power plants across the country safe and efficient.  

Fun and friendly, Bill was quick witted and funny.  He always put others first, striving to lead with kindness.  He was a loving husband, a caring father, and a big-hearted father-in-law.  Bill was a selfless and affectionate grandfather.

Survivors include his wife, Kathy Wellborn; daughter, Kathryn Wellborn Fuller and her husband, Jason; and grandson, Wellborn David Fuller, all of Silsbee. He is preceded in death by his parents.

A gathering of Bill’s family and friends will begin at 12:00 p.m., with his funeral service at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, January 12, 2019, at First Baptist Church, 350 Highway 96 South, Silsbee, under the direction of Broussard's, Silsbee.

Broussard's Mortuary - Silsbee, TX
490 Cemetery Road Silsbee, TX 77656
Gathering of Family and Friends
First Baptist Church Silsbee
530 Highway 96 South, Silsbee, Texas 77656
Saturday, January 12, 2019
12:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m.`
Funeral Service
First Baptist Church Silsbee
530 Highway 96 South, Silsbee, Texas 77656
Saturday, January 12, 2019
2:00 p.m.

Comments (10)

  • Kevin Richards

    14 January 2019 at 16:18 | #

    Kathy, so sad to learn of Bill's passing. He was a very kind man. A true gentleman. A professional that made a difference. We will see him again in heaven. God bless your family.


  • Norma Milum

    13 January 2019 at 16:44 | #

    Kathy, as I look over the condolences and memories, I see testament to the wonderful man, husband, father and grandfather Bill was. He was also a friend to so many of us that spent 8 hours a day together. He was truly a blessing to know, to work with and to be around. I will miss him. Heaven is certainly a better place because of this angel.


  • Duane and JoAnne Alcorn

    12 January 2019 at 02:04 | #

    Kathy, Duane and I were so sorry to learn of Bill's death. We were so fortunate to share stories of your wedding in Florida and then Kathryn's wedding in Lake Jackson. God is good. May He bring you peace and comfort now and always.


  • George & Pat Matula

    11 January 2019 at 19:36 | #

    Our condolences to Kathy, Katherine and family. Bill was a special friend that will be missed by all who knew him well. We cherish the time we spent together in Lake Jackson. You are in our thoughts and prayers.


  • Karen Smith

    11 January 2019 at 07:50 | #

    So sorry to hear of Bill’s passing. I remember when you first fell in love with Bill., he drove the bus to Napa Junior College and you were head over heels in love. I’’m greatful that your family is there with you and that Bill’s legacy lives on in your grand son.. As Christians we know that you will be with him again in a place where there is no death.. God bless you and your family.


  • John and Cherryl Morphis

    10 January 2019 at 22:34 | #

    We have precious memories of our friendship in Lake Jackson. Our condolences to Kathy, Kathryn, Jason and Wellborn. Bill will be missed by all up had the pleasure of knowing him.
    Love and prayers
    John and Cherryl


  • Tim and Sandra Hodges

    10 January 2019 at 17:37 | #

    We have precious memories of our time in Texas with your special family. We have been gone for many years, but you all have never left our hearts. We love you!


  • Sue Cornell

    10 January 2019 at 04:04 | #

    Oh Kathy, I’m just shocked. Sending Love and Prayers to you and your family. With sympathy, Sue Cornell


  • Janis Holt

    10 January 2019 at 03:01 | #

    Condolences to you, Kathryn, and your entire family. God bless.


  • Donna Barr

    10 January 2019 at 00:59 | #

    Kathryn, Marie told me about your dad. Although I never met him, I’ve only heard great things about him. I am so sorry he was taken way too soon. Please give your mother my condolences.


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