Richard Franklin Welton IV (71) died peacefully early Sunday morning, August 14th, 2022.
He is survived by his two daughters, Emily Mularz (Kris) and Ashley Gnilka and their families including grandchildren Harrison (5), Collins (5), Annabelle (5) and Beck (3) as well as his sisters Cathy Raney (Alex) and Becky Culpepper and their families including nieces and nephews Ann Stuart Widener, Scott Culpepper, Molly Glasser, Alex Raney, Scott Raney and their families. Richard was the son of the late Elizabeth Beck Welton and Richard Franklin Welton III.
Richard was also predeceased by his sister, Nancy Welton. Richard loved hunting and fishing and spending time on the family farm in Chestertown, M.D. Richard will be missed by all his family and the many friends he made during his lifetime residency in Virginia Beach. Richard was a longtime member of Galilee Episcopal Church. His ministry at church included cooking for Men’s Prayer Breakfast, annual pancake suppers and Welcome Home Initiative. He served on the vestry, ushering and serving communion.
The service will be at 11 a.m. on Thursday, August 18th at Galilee Episcopal Church located at 3928 Pacific Avenue, Virginia Beach, VA 23451.
In lieu of flowers, please send contributions to Father Nigel’s Welcome Home Initiative at Galilee.