Posted: Thu 8:57 AM, Feb 07, 2013
Funeral Home: Memorial Funeral Chapel
October 5, 1946 – February 5, 2013
Jay Stuart Wellman, 66, entered into rest on February 5th at Hudson Creek- Alzheimer's Special Care Center in Bryan. The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Thursday, February 7th at Memorial Funeral Chapel in Bryan. A funeral service is scheduled for 1:00 p.m., Friday, February 8th at Memorial Funeral Chapel in Bryan. Interment will follow at the Independent Order of Odd Fellows Cemetery in Anderson.
Mr. Wellman was born in Pensacola, Florida, the son of J.E. and Mehl Marie (Adair) Wellman. He is a graduate of Texas A&M, Class of '68, where he was a member of the Corps of Cadets and received a commission as a Second Lieutenant in The United States Army upon graduation. He served in Vietnam and received the Bronze Star Medal, Army Commendation Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Parachutist Badge, Vietnam Service Medal w/2 Bronze Service Stars, Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry w/Palm and the Vietnam Campaign Medal. He rose to the rank of Captain before receiving an Honorable discharge in 1975. After leaving the Army, Mr. Wellman was employed by Dow Chemical, retiring after 25 years of service.
As a young man Mr. Wellman was in the Boy Scouts, earning the rank of an Eagle Scout and continued serving as an adult leader for many years, earning membership in the Order of Arrow and completing Wood Badge Training. He also was a soccer referee for more than 20 years and an avid Aggie Soccer Fan, holding season tickets for many years. He was a member of Central Baptist Church and Brazos Pointe Fellowship, where he enjoyed serving on numerous mission trips.
Survivors include his sons, Jay Curtis Wellman and his wife Jennifer, John David Wellman and his wife Jennifer; a daughter, Nancy Keebler and her husband Caleb; grandchildren, John Daniel Wellman, Mason Keebler, Hayden Keebler; a brother, LTC Gerald Wellman, USA (Retired) and his wife Marsha; and numerous nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Boy Scouts of America, Texas A&M Corps of Cadets, Alzheimer's Association , Central Baptist Church or Brazos Pointe Fellowship Missions.