April 28, 1968-June 24, 2021
Lee is survived by his mother, Nadine L. Weldon of Grandview, MO; his wife, Anne Marie Hotard Weldon, his children Cameron R. Weldon and Ana Maria S. Weldon of San Antonio, TX, his brother, Kyle B. Weldon of Lee’s Summit, MO and his sister, Dawn R. Thornton of Pella, IA. He is predeceased by his father, Herbert Wayne Weldon, of Grandview, MO.
Lee was born in Dalhart, TX on April 28, 1968 to Herb and Nadine Weldon. He attended school in Grandview, MO, and graduated high school in 1986. Lee attended college and then moved into retail sales with stores such as Sears, Eddie Bauer, The Disney Store, Blockbuster, and Lowes. He transitioned to a regional sales manager position with Valspar Paints, which was his primary career for many years. Lee met his wife, Anne Marie, in Kansas City, MO in October of 2000. They were married on October 26, 2002, in San Antonio, TX. His son, Cameron, was born on September 12, 2007, followed by his daughter, Ana, who was born on June 7, 2009.
Lee was a fully devoted family man, who deeply loved his wife, children, extended family, and friends. His love of music started in grade school, and he had a superfan dedication to the band, Rush. Growing up in Grandview, MO, Lee also enjoyed riding dirt bikes, going on family camping and fishing trips and spending time with his pets. Yoda, Jedi, Max, and Leia were his most cherished and loved big dogs. He developed a taste for cooking over the years and truly enjoyed his mom’s home cooking. You could say that Lee was a bit of a nut-ball fan of the Kansas City Chiefs, as well as the Kansas City Royals. He and his family would spend hours texting and even watching live Chiefs games while on the phone together. Lee also enjoyed NASCAR, hunting, family trips to KC, dad jokes and just having fun in life.
Lee was always the first to jump in and help anyone in need. His dedication to serve was foremost on his mind. He genuinely loved God and loved others. Lee enjoyed serving meals to the homeless on Thanksgiving Day with Pilgrim’s Pantry and he had a huge passion for the re|engage marriage ministry. Mental health awareness causes, and suicide prevention organizations had a special place in his heart and life. Lee will be deeply missed by his family, close friends, and all who had the privilege of knowing such a kind and caring man.
In lieu of flowers for the Celebration of Life, please consider donating to one of the following organizations:
National Alliance of Mental Illness – Central Texas (https://namicentraltx.org). Donations can be made in Lee’s honor by selecting donate on their website and selecting “dedicate my donation in honor or memory of someone”. Honoree Name is Lee Weldon. Recipient Name is Anne Marie Weldon. Recipient Address email is email@example.com.
Pilgrim’s Pantry – (https://www.pilgrimspantry.org) Donations can be made online via PayPal thru the Pilgrim’s Pantry website.
A service will be held at St. Francis of Assisi at 6 pm on Friday, July 16. This will be live streamed. Those attending in person do not need to wear a mask if they have been fully vaccinated; those who have not been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 should wear a mask.