Robin D. "Rob" Welborn, 51, of Utica, passed away June 29, 2021 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. He was born March 11, 1970 in Daviess County to Robin and Dalynda Welborn. Rob was a devoted husband, loving father, caring son, brother, uncle, and friend. He was an avid golfer, especially with his daughter, Reese, and enjoyed fishing and hunting with his boys too. Rob had been working for ASF Knox for over 20 years. He retired from the Army after 25 ½ years of service, where he was an Apache mechanic and pilot. Rob was a proud veteran and completed a tour in Bosnia and two tours in Iraq while serving our country. He was comedic, witty, a grade-A smarta**-and proud of it; he could take a joke as well as he could give it and his sense of humor will be forever missed by his family. He cherished his family more than anything, and they were his whole world.
Rob was preceded in death by his father, Robin Terrell Welborn; and his grandparents, Henry and Alice Head and Darrell and Dorothy Welborn.
He is survived by his wife of 23 years, Dawn Winkler Welborn; his children, Robin Michael Welborn, Harrison Clay Welborn, Landon Thomas Welborn, Reese Elizabeth Welborn, and his "adopted" son, Ian "Ink Pen" Smith; his mother, Dalynda Welborn; his brothers, Ryann and Kim Welborn, Rusty and Dana Welborn, Randy and Tasha Welborn, Jeff and Terri Lashbrook, and Alan Mason; his father and mother-in-law, David and Maria Winkler; his brothers and sister-in-law, Scott and Wanda Winkler and David Winkler; his 8 nieces and 4 nephews; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
The funeral service will be 10am Saturday at Glenn Funeral Home and Crematory, with Brother Billy Compton officiating. Burial will follow in Owensboro Memorial Gardens with full military honors. Visitation will be from 3pm until 7pm Friday, and from 9am until 10am Saturday at the funeral home.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the Wounded Warriors Project, P.O. Box 758541, Topeka, KS 66675-8541; or to the Owensboro Humane Society, 3101 West 2nd Street, Owensboro, KY 42301.
Memories and messages of condolence for the family of Rob Welborn may be offered online at www.glenncares.com.