Dwain Sidney Wellman, a beloved family man and retired sales professional, passed away peacefully on November 18, 2023, surrounded by his loving family at his residence in Belmont. He was born on November 8, 1946, in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina.
Sidney had an extraordinary career working at Web-Don, Inc. and was well-respected among his colleagues and clients. However, it was his role as a devoted father that truly defined him. He took immense pleasure in coaching his two boys in sports and instilling in them the values of teamwork and dedication.
Sidney's love for the beach was well-known to all those who had the pleasure of knowing him. The memories of those blissful days will forever be etched in our hearts.
Throughout his life, Sidney's family was always his priority. He treasured the moments spent together with loved ones, cherishing every laugh shared and every story told. His ability to bring people together was captivating, and his warm presence brightened even the darkest of days.
Beyond his devotion to family and work, Sidney proudly served in the U.S. Air Force during his younger years and Vietnam. This experience shaped him into a resilient individual, instilling discipline and a strong sense of duty that carried him throughout his life.
In his free time, Sidney immersed himself in coaching his kids. Whether it was teaching them how to throw a baseball, kick a soccer ball or providing guidance on their athletic journeys, he reveled in their successes and supported them wholeheartedly. His love for sports manifested not only in cheering from the sidelines but also in imparting valuable life lessons through competition.
Sidney is survived by his two loving sons: Sid Wellman, and Kevin Wellman and wife Kristin. His fiancée Mary “Peachie” Boyd and her children and grandchildren Their presence in his life brought him immeasurable joy and a sense of purpose that cannot be described in words. He is also survived by his dear brother Sherman Wellman and wife JoAnn, sister Gail Hedgepeth and husband Larry. Furthermore, his wonderful grandchildren, Jackson and Landon, will forever cherish the memories of their remarkable grandfather.
Sidney was preceded in death by his parents, Jack Sidney Wellman and Gladys Sanders Wellman, as well as his brother Steve Wellman. Although he is no longer with us physically, his memory will live on through the love that continues to bind our family together.
The loss of "Big Sid” leaves an indescribable void in our hearts. But let us find solace in the knowledge that he lived a life full of love, laughter, and cherished moments. May we honor him by embracing the values he held dear - family, perseverance, and unwavering devotion.
Forever etched in our memories with immeasurable love, Big Sid's legacy will continue to inspire all those who were fortunate enough to have shared in his remarkable journey. As we bid farewell to a kind-hearted soul who touched countless lives, let us celebrate the beautiful life Big Sid led and find comfort in the lasting imprint he left on our hearts.
A Celebration of Life service will be 11:00 a.m., Friday, November 24th, 2023 at the Core Church, 2316 Acme Road, Belmont, NC 28012 with Pastor Tim McCarn and Pastor Paul Brintley officiating. The family will receive friends from 10:00 until 10:45 a.m. prior to the service.
Interment will follow at Evergreen A Quiet Place Cemetery with Military honor by the U.S. Air Force and the Gaston County Honor Guard. Pallbearers will be Kevin, Sid, Landon, Jackson, Sherman and Larry.
Memorials may be made to Core Church, 2316 Acme Road, Belmont, NC 28012 or Gaston County Honor Guard, 2340 Gaines Avenue, Gastonia, NC 28054
Online condolences may be made at: www.withersandwhisenantfuneral.com
Withers and Whisenant Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 2916 Union Road, Gastonia, NC (704) 864-5144 is serving the family.