John Robert Welch

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Graveside services for John R. Johnny Welch, 76, of Hughes Springs will be at 10 AM on Wednesday, June 3, 2009 at Hughes Springs Cemetery with Rev. Larry Neeley officiating under the direction of Reeder-Davis Funeral Home, Inc. Mr. Welch was born on July 14, 1932 in Hughes Springs to Roy and Lanie Welch and died on Monday, June 1, 2009 in Cass County. Mr. Welch was a member of Harris Chapel United Methodist Church and was retired from SWEPCO after 43 years. Survivors include his wife of 59 years Sally of Hughes Springs; two daughters Marianne Garcia of Houston and Toni and her husband Randy Black of Hughes Springs; two grandchildren Heath and Carli Smith of Katy, TX and Jonathan Garcia of Salt Lake City, UT; one great grandchild Ian Smith of Katy, TX. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to The Alzheimer's Association or the Hughes Springs Volunteer Fire Department. Mr. Welch will lie in state on Tuesday, June 2nd until 4 PM at the funeral home in Hughes Springs.

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  1. Our deepest sympathy on your loss of your grandfather HeathLove Uncle Troy and Aunt Jackie

  2. PapPaw- We will miss you very much, but know you are in a much safer and better place. We will give MeeMaw lots of hugs and kisses for you.Love you- Carli, Heath, and Ian

  3. We are so sorry to hear about Johnny and know he will be missed by many as he was such a good person. We wish we could be with you at this time, but just not able to come. Hope to see you all soon as we plan to make a trip to Hughes Springs. Know that our love, thoughts and prayers are with you all.Sandy & Roger

  4. Dear Sally,Marianne, ToniI am so sorry to hear about your loss of Johnny. My thoughts and prayers will be with each of you as you go through the next weeks. Joyce

  5. We love you all very much. May God's love give you strengh and comfort today and in the days ahead.

  6. I am so sorry to hear today of the passing of Johnny Welch.He was such a kind and gentle man and spent much of his time helping and caring for others.I have great memories of growing up in East Texas with swimming,skiing,cookouts at the lake with our family and his.May God comfort Sally,Marianne,Toni and the rest of the family in this time of sorrow.With our love and sympathy,Bryant and Sharon Dalby

  7. Sally just wanted to say I'm sorry for the passing of your husband. I know he is in a better place.

  8. Sally, Toni, and Family,I am so very sorry for your loss. Words can not express this loss but just know you are in my heart and prayers. Love you all.

  9. So sorry for your lose. We will be praying for you in the days ahead.Lots of love, The Rorex Family

  10. My heart goes out to all of you. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time.Love, Aunt Bean and Uncle Mark

  11. Mr. John was such a good man.I am sure all the fishing trips he and dad had were full of laughter. A man of few words, but when he did speak we all listened.Ms. Sally you are to be admired for taking care of Ms. John. May God bless each of you.

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