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Nolan Paul Welborn
  • In lieu of flowers, please make donations to
  • Magnolia Setter Rescue
    17590 S.E. Hwy. 452
    Umatilla, FL 32784
  • In lieu of flowers, please make donations to
  • Second Presbyterian Church
    342 Meeting Street
    Charleston, SC 29403

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“Winkie, Mark and I are so sorry for your loss. We pray that you will find comfort in your many years of beautiful memories. Love to you and your...Read More »
1 of 12 | Posted by: Sandy Feldman - Mt. Pleasant, SC

“Winkie, This is a particular time for strength and love. Sorry we cannot be closer but we are with you in spirit to support you at this difficult...Read More »
2 of 12 | Posted by: HENRY Fralix - Falmouth, MA

“Winkie, sending love and comfort to you at this very sad time. Doggie kisses for Blue as I know he must miss Paul, too. Holding you close to my...Read More »
3 of 12 | Posted by: Barbara Visentine - Houston, TX

“THE LOVE YOU HAD FOR EACH OTHER IS SO WONDERFULLY OBVIOUS IN THOSE PHOTOS. THAT IS A REAL GIFT YOU BOTH SHARED... THAT LOVE. A TUE TREASURESAIL ON...Read More »
4 of 12 | Posted by: PAM JOHNSON - LEXINGTON, OK

“So sorry for your loss. Praying for your family. ”
5 of 12 | Posted by: Gail Watson - Burkburnett, TX

“Even though we have never met, we have been friends for many years on Dogster and Facebook due to our love of dogs. Please know that many prayers...Read More »
6 of 12 | Posted by: Jerri Williamson - Tulsa, OK

“Winkie and Family - Paul was my Supervisor at Naval Weapons Station. He was kind and fair to his employees. I know you will miss him. May God Bless...Read More »
7 of 12 | Posted by: A friend

“Winkie and family, you have our deepest condolences for your loss. We will never forget the kindness you showed us years ago, when Jeff lost his job...Read More »
8 of 12 | Posted by: Aggie & Jeff Latyak - Bradenton, FL

“Dearest Winkie and Tami,I, too, will miss Paul forever; but, I know that Bernie was there waiting for him and together they will pull us up into...Read More »
9 of 12 | Posted by: Sandra Renzy - FLINT HILL, VA

“You have the promise of 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 to comfort you and the family, Catherine. When sadness seems almost overwhelming, thankful praise...Read More »
10 of 12 | Posted by: Bruce Robertson - MO - Brother

“We were very sorry to hear of Paul's passing. May God bless the family in this sad time. ”
11 of 12 | Posted by: Mary Altman Bastian - Mt Pleasant, SC

“So sorry about Paul. Winki you and your family are in our prayers. Love,Graham, Debby, and Aunt Nancy, ”
12 of 12 | Posted by: Deborah Welborn Davenport - SC


Nolan Paul Welborn, born and raised in Charleston, South Carolina, husband of Catherine, went to be with his Lord and Savior on August 20, 2019. This is the day that the Lord has made. Rejoice and be glad in it...because you don't know how many days you have left.

Mr. Welborn retired from the Federal Government after 35 years of service. He received the Navy Civilian Meritorious Award for exemplary service as the Supply Department Director, Naval Weapons Station, Charleston and was later selected by the Secretary of Defense to attend the prestigious Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island where he earned a Master of Arts in National Security and Strategic Studies. After retiring from the government, he formed a consulting company, Welborn & Associates, helping companies to grow. His latest in a long list of clients was Atlantic Electric LLC.

He served on the Board of Directors of the Charleston Naval Complex Redevelopment Authority, the Board of Directors of Hospice of Charleston, and was the Endowment Chairman at Trinity United Methodist Church. He was an active member of the SC Economic Developers Association, the SC Charleston Propeller Club, the Major General William Moultrie Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution, the Fort Sumter Camp of the Sons of Confederate Veterans, the South Carolina Irish Historical Society, the downtown Rotary, Elks Lodge #242, and Second Presbyterian Church. Additionally, he was a founding member of A Black Tie Affair.

He is survived by his wife, Catherine "Winkie" Emma Wall Welborn; a daughter, September Lee "Tami" Welborn Yancone (John); one granddaughter, Mary Bess Yancone; one grandson, Sully Bennett Yancone; a sister, Sandra Jean Welborn Renzy; and four brothers: William Welborn, Lloyd Gresham Welborn, Larry Welborn and Mark Hadmon Welborn. He is also survived by an "adopted" son, Robert Edward Wall (Laura Jean) and several nieces and nephews.

Paul spent most of his life married to his best friend...Winkie. Their married life was filled with ups and downs - most ups and mostly laughter and not sobs or sniffles but abounding love for each other. Theirs was a love very few get to experience. Not having more time together was Paul's one regret. His greatest wish was to spend eternity with Winkie in his arms.

Remember his love for animals and Irish Setters in particular...in lieu of flowers, please make donation in Paul's memory to the Magnolia Setter Rescue, 17590 S.E. Hwy. 452, Umatilla, FL 32784 or to Second Presbyterian Church, 342 Meeting Street, Charleston, SC 29403.

Relatives and Friends of Paul are invited to attend the funeral service Saturday, August 24, 2019 in Second Presbyterian Church, 342 Meeting Street at 11:00 a.m. His visitation will be held Friday in the J. Henry Stuhr, Inc. Downtown Chapel from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. For those planning to attend his visitation, please remember that Black Tie is optional.

Go with God, Paul. We love you now and forever.