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1946 John 2023

John Henry Welch Jr.

November 3, 1946 — March 21, 2023

Whitman

 

We are heartbroken to announce the death of our husband and father John Henry Welch Jr., 77 of Whitman, Wv. formally of Dehue, Wv. Surrounded by his wife, children and grandchildren,  peacefully passed away Tuesday night March 21st, 2023, at CAMC Memorial in Charleston, Wv. after battling a long illness. He gained his eternal rest and peace with our Lord Jesus Christ and his passed on loved ones. Our husband and father, our hero was the most kind and genuine spirit that was like no other, that would light up the universe when you were in his presence. He was an amazing man, husband, father, grandfather and great- grandfather. He had his own unique way of making everyone feel loved and cared for. He was always there when you needed him. He so very much loved his family and spending time with them. He enjoyed each and everyday along with holiday get togethers, camping, fishing, watching WWE, or just swinging on the porch with a hot cup of coffee with his family and was always cracking a joke. Our hearts are full of sorrow and things will never be the same without him. We are going to miss him until the day we are all together again. We know he will be waiting for us and watching over us from heaven.
     
Johnny was born November 3rd, 1946 at home at Coalwood, in Whitman, Wv. Survivors include his loving wife of 57 years, Sandra Kay Dillon, Welch. Three daughters Cassandra (Cassie) (David) Tomblin Jr. of Chauncey, Wv., Kimberly (Joe) Dudding of Whitman, Wv.  and Inga Laura Welch of Whitman, Wv. Two sons John Henry (Brandi) Welch lll of Crooked Creek, Wv. and Joshua Alan (Michelle) Welch of Chapmanville, Wv. Seven grandchildren, Adriana (Brian Knox) Fields, Chandra Fields, David (Trey) Tomblin lll, Jetta Marie Dudding, Johnny Ray Welch, Megan Welch, and Kaden Welch. Three great- grandchildren Jazlyn Nicole Gaiter, Maddox Knox and Lennox Knox.

Johnny was the son of the late John H. Welch Sr. and Laura Pearl Hurley of Coalwood, in Whitman, Wv. In addition to his parents, he was also proceeded in death by five brothers Jim Bob (Penny), Malcom Ray, Russell (Judy), Ralph (Shirley) and Riley (Bonnie) Welch. Two sisters Ruth (Glen) Maynard, and infant sister Bonita Welch. John is survived by Rita Gay (Jimmy) Hill, along with a host of nieces and nephews who loved him whole heartedly and as a father figure. 
       
Services will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday, March 25, 2023 at Akers-James Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 4pm until time of service with Pastor Rick Pritchard officiating. Anyone wanting to speak of or tell a story will be more than welcomed to.

Online condolences may be left at www.jamesfh.com

Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Akers-James Funeral Home, Logan, Wv.

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Visitation

Saturday, March 25, 2023

4:00 - 6:00 pm (Eastern time)

Akers-James Funeral Home

832 Old Logan Rd, Logan, WV 25601

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Funeral Service

Saturday, March 25, 2023

Starts at 6:00 pm (Eastern time)

Akers-James Funeral Home

832 Old Logan Rd, Logan, WV 25601

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