James Welker

James B. Welker

Friday, July 14th, 1939 - Thursday, November 21st, 2019
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James B. Welker, 80, of Shiloh died on Thursday, November 21, 2019 at Penn Highlands Clearfield.

He was born on July 14, 1939 in Shiloh, a son of the late Blair Welker and Alice 'Jean' (Mulhollan) Welker Williams.

Mr. Welker worked as a coal miner all of his life. In 1980, he and his brother, Ernest, founded the J and E Welker Coal Company. James enjoyed fishing for small mouth bass and running a trap line and was a very active member of the Shiloh United Methodist Church.

He is survived by his wife, Joyce Bernice (Maines) Welker; four children, Laurie Fletcher and husband Paul, John Welker and wife Tracey, Teresa Welker, and Justin Welker and wife Amy, all of Shiloh; six grandchildren, Josh and Garrett Maines, Ashley Welker, Veronica Aughenbaugh, Abigail Welker, and Dominick Welker; two great grandchildren, Wesley Maines and Hailey Feather; a brother, Ernest Welker of Shiloh; three step brothers and one step sister.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his step father, Glenn Williams; a grandson, Blair Peterson Welker; and a sister, Cheryl Maines.

A memorial service will be held at the Shiloh United Methodist Church on Sunday at 2 PM with a meal to follow.

The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to Shiloh United Methodist Church, PA Box 46, Bigler, PA 16825.

Beardsley Funeral Home and Crematory, Clearfield is in charge of arrangements.

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    Sunday, November 24th, 2019 | 2:00pm
    Sunday, November 24th, 2019 2:00pm
    Shiloh United Methodist Church
    PO Box 46
    Bigler, PA 16825
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Paul Forcey

Posted at 12:08pm
To Bernice, Ern and the rest of Jim's family, please accept my sincere condolences. Jim was a great guy, and I'll always remember the good times we had at Bull Run Coal. He was special.
Paul (Pete) Fercey

Megan & Matthew Francis

Posted at 01:59am
U. Jim was instrumental in the Shilloh United Methodist Church's Tent Revival each year & loved dedicating his time to the church.

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