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Jerry Dog Welton, 77 – Passed December 12, 2021

Jerry Dog Welton, 77, of Vanzant, Missouri, left this world on December 12, 2021 at Ozarks Healthcare in West Plains, Missouri.

He was born on May 17, 1944 in Vanzant, the son of Harold and Inez (Emery) Welton.

Dog was a jack of all trades; he enjoyed camping, fishing, looking for mushrooms and just taking to people.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Sheila Mason; a son, Jeremy Sharp; and two sisters, Lois Rogers and Virginia Reese.

He is survived by his daughter, Tina (Kim) Quillman; sons, Jerry Welton, Jr., Johnny Welton and Brett (Nikki) Welton; 19 grandkids; 17 great-grandkids; two great-great-grandkids; two sisters, Carol (Larry) and Marlyn (Charley); two brothers, Butch (June) and Floyd (Fern); as well as numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

The family will host a celebration of life from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. Saturday, December 18, 2021, at Vanzant Community Center. A second celebration of life will be at 5:00 p.m. at Jerry Dog’s house. Bud Sheer will be providing the closing prayer. Arrangements are under the direction of Elliott-Gentry-Carder Funeral Home of Cabool, Missouri. Online condolences may be made at