Jay Welliver, Class of 1953

Posted Feb 16, 2022

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Jay was born March 22, 1931 in Allentown, PA to the late James and Mary Owen Welliver. Jay attended high school in Staunton, VA, where he lettered in three sports. He’d tell you it’s because there were barely enough students at Lee High for even one team. After graduating from Otterbein College, where he was part of the Pi Kappa Phi (Country Club) fraternity, he joined the United States Navy. He proudly served his country in active duty on the U.S.S Polaris during and after the war in Korea. In the summer of 1956, Lieutenant Jay Welliver was commissioned to shore duty at St. Juliens Creek Annex, Portsmouth, VA, where he met his wife, Phyllis Culpepper.

 Jay moved the family to Richmond, where he attended The Medical College of Virginia and earned his DDS. For over 40 years, Dr. Jay Welliver enjoyed his greatest passion, treating and caring for his patients. His times away from his dental office were filled with camping trips, days fishing, shooting rapids in his open-faced canoe, or on the tennis court or the golf course chasing balls.

Jay was preceded in death by his wife, Phyllis; and is survived by his son, Edward and wife, Kelly; daughter, Alice Attkisson and her husband, Todd; daughter, Jeannie Welliver; grandson, Zack Attkisson and his wife, Kelsey; granddaughter, Briar Attkisson; grandsons, Chandler and Peyton Attkisson; great-grandsons, Liam and Jaxton Attkisson; and grandson, Jackson Moore and his daughter and great-granddaughter, Lucy Moore.