Harold Ray Welch, son of the late David and Grace Gordon Welch, was born at Marshall on April 9, 1948, and died at his home in Bloomfield on Thursday, Feb. 3, 2005, at the age of 56.
Mr. Welch had spent most of his life in the Bloomfield Community where he was affiliated with the Assembly of God Church. He was a heavy equipment operator until ill health forced his retirement.
On Dec. 27, 1966, he was married to Betty Cook, and she survives of the home in Bloomfield. Other survivors include one son, Bobby Welch of Bloomfield; one daughter, Lisa Renea Zook of Bloomfield; and two grandsons.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a grandson.
Visitation was held from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 5, 2005, at the Chiles-Cooper Funeral Home in Bloomfield.
Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 5, 2005, at the Chiles-Cooper Funeral Home in Bloomfield with Rev. Dallas Reagan and Rev. Dwight Hensley officiating.
Interment followed in the Liberty Cemetery near Bloomfield.