Dr. Gary Evan Welliver, MD

June 8, 1939 - October 26, 2018
Dr. Gary Evan Welliver, MD

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Dr. Gary Evan Welliver, age 79, of Wilmington, passed away on Friday, October 26, 2018, at the Brunswick Cove Living Center.

He was born in Williamsport, PA. on June 8, 1939, the son of Andrew Welliver and Elizabeth Thompson Welliver.

Dr. Welliver was an Orthopedic Surgeon who practiced for over 50 years.

Together with his love of Orthopedic Surgery; he was an ardent football fan, having played at Greenbriar Military Academy and Virginia Polytechnical Institute (a Hokie thru and thru) he greatly enjoyed spending time with family watching a game.

Dr. Welliver served his country with honor and distinction as a Commander in the United States Navy during the Vietnam War.

He is survived by his wife Kristine and sons Ian Welliver and his wife Caroline, Jacob Welliver, Mac Welliver and his wife Jessica and Joseph Welliver and his wife Amanda. He is also survived by his grandson Henry Welliver.

No services are planned.

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  • April 18, 2023
    Teri Fehl says:
    I just found out. Gary was one of my dearest friends. We lost track of each other 25 years ago. I was his favorite RN at Cannon Memorial ER in Banner Elk, NC. We respected each other, because I had the guts to tell him off one busy night. LOL. Our bond was incredibly strong, and Heaven has a mighty warrior now. I'm saddened to have only discovered his passing. He loved his family more than any man I've ever known. Well done, good and faithful servant. Remembering Kris and those wild boys they cherished so deeply. Teri Fehl, RN, CCRN, CEN, ACLS Instructor (ret).

  • October 28, 2018
    Dr John Hickory says:
    For several years, Dr Welliver volunteered his medical expertise at St Mary's Health Center on Ann St in Wilmington. He always tried his best to help everyone and always with a smile. He was a class act.

  • October 29, 2018
    Ms Allison says:
    Please except my condolences. May you find comfort in knowing that your dear one is safe in the memory of God, who will remember every detail about him and bring him back again. John 5:28, 29 gives this assurance.

  • October 29, 2018
    Richard Nasca M.D. says:
    Gary and I worked at the St Mary's Tileston and Cape Fear Orthopaedic Clinics.He was deeply committed to providing the best care to the patients, concerned for their needs and welfare. In spite of his own health, he gave many hours of care. We will miss you Gary.

  • October 29, 2018
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