Weldon Sledge
Funeral Date: 1/28/2017

Obituary:
Weldon Sledge, age 90, of Warren, AR, died Thursday, January 26, in a car accident. He was born March 1, 1926, in Morrilton, AR to the late Henry and Eva Long Sledge. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Violet Vint Sledge, whom he was married to for 62 years; siblings Luther Sledge, Olen Sledge, Alvin Sledge, Jake Sledge, and Marie Brown. He is survived by three children, Phyllis Gaithright (Kenny), of Benton, AR, Jane Jelks (Bobby), of Shreveport, LA, and Jimmy Sledge (Gwen), of Warren, AR; Five grandchildren Greg Ezell (Janice), Michelle Vocque (Clint), Chad Sledge (Emily), Kirt Sledge (Kerri), and Payton Sledge; nine great grandchildren; one sister, Polly Bridgeman of Conway, AR. Weldon was a World War II, Navy Veteran. After returning from the war, Weldon received training as a broadcast engineer. He was the engineer that put KVOM in Morrilton on the air. He and Vi moved to Guthrie, Oklahoma and purchased their first radio station. They sold it, and then moved to Warren to purchase KWRF AM in 1959. They put KWRF FM on the air in 1976 and retired in 1991. He also served on the Warren School Board for 13 years, was a former Pink Tomato Festival Chairman and a founding member of the Warren Tomato Market Board. Weldon enjoyed hunting and fishing at Camp 13, mowing and attending Sunday School and Church at Calvary Baptist Church. Funeral service was 1:30 p.m. Saturday, January 28, at Frazerís Chapel. Burial was in Oakland Cemetery by Frazerís Funeral Home. Active pallbearers were Greg Ezell, Chad Sledge, Kirt Sledge, Clint Vocque, Phil Wylie and Bubba York. Honorary pallbearers were Camp 13 Members and Pauline Sunday School Class at Calvary Baptist Church. Memorials preferred to Calvary Baptist Church, Sturgis and Arch Streets, Warren, AR, 71671.

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Name: Eddie & Brenda Pope
Message: Jimmy, Gwen, Chad, Kirt, Payton and the rest of the Sledge family, We are so sadden to hear of the loss of Mr. Weldon. He was a wonderful and caring man. Eddie & I respected him greatly.

Name: Ricky & Lorrie Davis
Message: Phyllis, Jane, Jimmy and Families, we were sadden to hear of the loss of Mr. Weldon. What a wonderful soul...we will miss him

Name: Scott and Arlisa Wylie
Message: We were so,so sad to hear of the loss of such a good man! We pray for your comfort and healing!

Name: Robin Hairston
Message: Praying for your family. We loved Mr Weldon so much!!

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Name: Tommy & Nicole McWilliams
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Name: Joe & Shirley Simmons
Message: The Sledge Family: We are so sorry to hear about Weldon. Each one of you are in our thoughts and prayers.

Name: Eddie & Vicki Groves
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Name: Robert & Laverne Laster
Message: Family, know we feel your pain.Mr. Weldon was a good man we all loved him at Calvary .

Name: Randy and Skye Clanton
Message: So very sorry for the loss of Mr. Weldon. Prayers for you all.

Name: Kenny & Tammy Hensley
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Name: Randy and Beth Peek
Message: Loved and respected by so many, Mr.Weldon will be missed but not forgotten, sincere prayers for you all during this time of sorrow and sudden loss.

Name: tommie cornish
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Name: Robert & Carolyn Byrd
Message: We are so sorry to hear about Mr. Weldon. He was an amazing man. We will be praying for each one of you.

Name: Lisa York Johnson
Message: You are all in my thoughts and prayers. love Lisa

Name: Jimmy & Emily Moseley
Message: Jimmy, Was sorry to her about Mr Weldon. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers

Name: Earline Morman
Message: Prayers for family at this difficult time.

Name: Kevin and Delois Kitchens
Message: We loved Mr Weldon. We are sure going to miss him at Calvary Baptist Church. Prayers for the family.

Name: Larry and Joan Hunter
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Name: Paulette and Bob Calloway
Message: God bless you family, we loved brother Weldon and Mrs.Vi. You are in our prayers.

Name: WHS Class of 1972
Message: Jane, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Name: Glenda Hardin Good
Message: May the Lord comfort and bless you all during this most difficult time

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Name: Glenda Scogin
Message: So sorry! Prayers for peace and comfort for you all!

Name: Lewis Frazer
Message: Condolences on your loss. Weldon was an asset to the community. He will be missed.

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