Mr. Welch was a native of Marshall County, and son of the late Marvin and Maggie Watt Welch. He served his country during the Vietnam era in the U.S. Air Force. He was a retired farmer and real estate agent with Century 21 Realty and attended Cane Creek Church of Christ.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Tracy Echols.
He is survived by his wife, Peggy Bowers Welch of Lewisburg; two brothers, Hilyard Welch of Cornersville and Lillard Welch of the Catalpa Community; sister, Wadean Dunivan of Petersburg; grandson, Shane Echols of Fayetteville; granddaughter, Sammyjo Koonce of Fayetteville; son-in-law, Jeff Echols of Fayetteville; and great-grandson, Jax Koonce.
Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, Jan. 22, from the chapel of London Funeral Home, followed by burial in the Lincoln Cemetery near Fayetteville.
London Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.