Thomas E. Welch

Published 3:00 pm Monday, January 3, 2022

Memorial service for Thomas E. Welch will be 2:30 p.m., Thursday, January 6, 2022, at Riverwood Family, with interment in the Welch Cemetery in Bogue Chitto. Visitation is from 1 p.m. until the time of service.

Mr. Welch, 91, of Bogue Chitto, passed away January 1, 2022. He was born in Canton, MS, July 28, 1930, to Grover Cleveland Welch Sr. and Verna Fisk Welch. He served his country in the United States Marines during the Korean War. Mr. Welch was the founder and owner of Tom’s Sheet Metal and a member of Easthaven Baptist Church. He was also a member of the Masonic Lodge in Bogue Chitto. He was a hardworking man and enjoyed lending a helping hand to all in need. He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting and fishing. He went on many hunting trips to Colorado. He will be greatly missed by all who loved him.

Mr. Welch is preceded in death by his first wife of 50 years, Charline Davis Welch; his second wife Dorothy Burt Welch; parents; bother, G.C. Welch Jr., sisters, Dorothy Welch Johnson and Edith Welch Laird.

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Those left to cherish his memory are his daughter, Darlene Welch Hutson and husband, Bruce; two grandchildren, Barbara Beyl and Michael Hutson; four great-grandchildren, Grayson Beyl, Matthew Beyl, Jack Hutson, and Palmer Hutson; and one stepgrandchild, Brayden West. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews and other loving family members, and friends.

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