Statesville – Zeb Welborn passed away peacefully on August 14, 2023 @5;20am in Kernersville, NC. He was born in New Hope at home on February 08, 1940 to Lawrence (Duch) Welborn Sr. (10.15.19188.8.131.522) and Ruby Dishmond Welborn (08.18.1920-03.13.2007). Zebs faith was baptist. Zeb passed time by working on lawnmowers. Most of all he loved to ride around in his green GMC truck, talking to everyone that would talk to him or wave at him. Zeb’s 1st cousin Homer Ball was his best friend, and started calling Zeb (AKA a**hole) when they were young and it stuck with Zeb the rest of his life. If you seen him out and about, Homer was not far behind or visa versa. They were so competitve and best friends. Zeb relied on Homer more than people realize. Zeb trusted no one but Homer. Homer and Zeb talked junk back and forth all the time. Zeb loved to play poker with the boys. He loved going to the beach. He liked to ride and go all the time. Zeb did not let any grass grow under his feet or his wheels of his truck.
In addition to his parents, Zeb was preceded in death by his brothers, Lawrence, and Kenneth Welborn, his sisters Sybil Trivette, and Irene Adams.
He is survived by his daughters Pamela Faye Stroud, Donna Welborn Gutierrez (Miguel), and Diana Marie Holcomb (Sonny); three grandchildren, Sabrina Caskaddon (40), (David), Jeremy Ireland (37), (Ashley), Dustin Stroud (33); seven great grandchildren, Ali Ireland (16), Kaley Ireland (15), Emily Ireland (14), Cody Caskaddon (11), Greyson Stroud (8), Easton Caskaddon (6), and Paisley Ireland (2); two sisters, Mildred Blanton (Kenny), of Union Grove, Rozelle Douglas (Robert), of Union Grove; three brothers, Lindon Welborn, of Statesville, Alfred Welborn, of Winston-Salem, Jimmy Welborn, of Union Grove.
The family will accept flowers at Taylor Springs Baptist Church in the Fellowship Hall, 443 Taylor Springs Rd, Union Grove, NC 28689.