Henry C. Wellman, Jr., passed away at age 81 on Thanksgiving Day, November 25, 2021, at his home in Slidell. He is survived by his wife and best friend of 59 years Barbara Engelhardt Wellman, children Peggy Wellman Crain (Robert) and Henry C. Wellman III (Hank), grandchildren Destin Crain Johnston (Taylor) and Robert Henry Crain and a host of nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. He is preceded in death by his parents Henry C. Wellman, Sr. and Carrie Friebert, brother Eldon David Wellman, son-in-law Robert T. Crain, Jr. and nieces Kim Wellman Hellmers (Danny) and Sandi Wellman. Henry graduated from Warren Easton High School in 1960 and served as a Lance Corporal in the United States Marine Corps Reserve from 1958-1966. He was a native of New Orleans, resided in Metairie from 1962-1994 and upon retirement lived in Grand Isle from 1994-2004. Henry and Barbara have resided in Slidell for the last 17 years of Henry’s life. Henry was an avid surf fisherman and loved taking photos, working in his yard, volunteering his time and held a deep passion for carpentry. During he and Barbara’s time living in Grand Isle, Henry loved the people of the community and made many friends there. He volunteered for the Grand Isle Volunteer Fire Department (Vice President), chairman of the Planning and Zoning Committee and a director for the Grand Isle Speckled Trout Rodeo committee. In 1991, Henry retired from Bell South Telephone Co. after 28 years of service. Following his retirement, he volunteered with the Telephone Pioneers of America. He also volunteered for classic New Orleans events such as the French Quarter Festival, Boo at the Zoo, and various Superdome events. His spirit will be greatly missed by all those who knew and loved him.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend the visitation at Greenwood Funeral Home, 5200 Canal Blvd, New Orleans, on Saturday, December 4, 2021, starting at 10:30 AM, followed by a Funeral Service in the chapel at 12:30 PM. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery.
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