WELDON, Henry James, Jr., our father, brother and beloved friend, passed away at the age of 62 on August 14th, 2020 in Mechanicsville, Virginia. He was born in 1958 to the late Henry James Weldon, Sr. and Dorothadean Weldon.Henry was a loving father and devoted family man. He is survived by his three sisters, Emily Willis, Martha Standiford and Mary Baker; his two sons, Claude Michael Weldon and Henry James Dean Weldon; grandson Noah Robinson; and many loving nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his sister, Bennie Louisa Weldon Montgomery. Henry was raised in Kentucky and remained a life-long, avid University of Kentucky sports fan. He lived for SEC games, particularly during basketball season and the NCAA tournament. He was often seen at the local alumni events supporting his Big Blue Cats! Henry’s career combined over 40 years in the field of information technology. He was sought after for his specialized skills, including leadership, mainframes and system level project management. He brought these skills to his personal life, combining his love for camping with leadership and support of Boy Scout Troop 706 in Montpelier, VA. He spent many hours with his sons pursuing the great adventures associated with the outdoors.He moved with his family in 1995, where he made Ashland, Virginia his second home. Henry took advantage of the many museums in the nation’s capital to further his special interests in both history and aviation. He also obtained his solo pilot license, intrigued by his father’s early career as a transport service pilot. In 2012 he moved to Mechanicsville, VA, where he blended his love of the country with his renovation skills and craftsmanship. There he created his dream kitchen and media center to indulge his passion for cooking and his love of science fiction. Henry was a fierce and loyal friend, with many becoming his extended family. His genuine humor, positive attitude and willingness to help others was unmatched. He called the Midway “Boot Scooters” group his dance family and was proud to belong to the group. In these Covid times, a small socially distant gathering of family and friends will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Henry’s name to the American Cancer Society at donate3.cancer.org, or the Richmond, VA Boot Scooters.
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