Dr. Gary Evan Welliver, MD

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

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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  • October 30, 2018
    Regina Speight,RN BCLC Nursing Staff says:
    Lifting DrWelliver's Family & Friends in Prayer

  • October 30, 2018
    Zane Chamra says:
    The family let my brother and I stay with them while we were transferring from another high school. The whole family welcomed us with open arms when most of the people in the community did not. Great man! Great family! RIP

  • October 30, 2018
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  • October 31, 2018
    Rick Hazel says:
    Doc was a great gentleman. He helped my entire football team by performing physicals for all the boys at no charge. He was constant on the sidelines watching his son, Joe, play ball and throw the discus. He will truly be missed. My thoughts and prayers go out to all his sons and their families and to his wife. Rest in Peace Doc.

  • October 31, 2018
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