Joseph Wellman Sr., also of Ellenton, Fla., passed away Aug. 9, 2020. Joe was born to Myra Elwell (Stevens) Wellman and Leroy Wellman of Searsport Dec. 9, 1956.

Joe worked for many years in the poultry industry before finishing his career as a painter at Bath Iron Works. Joe was a dedicated fisherman and family man and spent many great years camping and fishing on the lakes in Maine. Joe enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren and telling them stories of many a day. Joe worked to become a Free Mason, and was a dedicated member of the Howard Lodge in Winterport and the Anah Shrine Temple in Bangor.

Joe and Dottie have made many great friends and memories since their relocation to Ellenton, Fla., in 2017. Joe is survived by his wife of 45 years, Dottie; son Joseph and Andrea Wellman; daughter Melissa and Doug Cyr; and three loving grandchildren, Allee, Madison and Kayson. He will be sadly missed by all as he is now celebrating with those who have passed before him.