Winfred Wayne Welborn, 66, of Raleigh, passed away Monday morning, April 27, 2009, as the result of a long-fought battle with diabetes. The son of the late Margaret Talbert Welborn and Winfred Leroy Welborn, was born in Greensboro and reared in Wake Forest, NC, where he lettered in three sports and was active in ROTC.
Mr. Welborn will be remembered for his many accomplishments, as he believed in setting big goals and achieving them with excellence. He was an integral part of the Wake Forest University football team from 1960-64, and honorable season captain his senior year. He served in the United States Army and Reserves (1965-70), and was a Captain and medevac helicopter pilot in the Vietnam War, where he received the Purple Heart and the Distinguished Flying Cross, among other honors. His post-Army career consisted of nearly 30 years in the pharmaceutical industry. He served as a top-performing Sales Representative and District Manager for Pfizer Inc., in the eastern U.S. region.