Wayne Welch passed away on October 13, 2006 at Integris Baptist Medical
Center in Oklahoma City at the age of 54. He was born on November
19, 1951 south of Wetumka near the Hornt0own Community to John Lloyd and
Grace "Tippin" Welch.
He was raised in the Horntown community and attended
Moss Schools. He graduated from Moss High School in 1970. He
graduated from East Central State University in Ada, Oklahoma in 1978
with a B.S. degree in Environmental Science and on the Dean's Honor
List. He was employed at Oklahoma State Department of Central
Services for 25 years.
He was married to Pamela Garrity on April 11, 2003 in
Oklahoma City where they lived. He also owned and operated Welch
Consulting after working for the State of Oklahoma. He was a
member of the Masons and the India Masonic Shrine Temple in Oklahoma
City. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and NASCAR racing.
He was preceded in death by his parents, John Lloyd and
Grace Welch, 1 brother, Ralph L. Welch, 1 niece, Suzie Pitts, 6 great
nieces and nephews, father and mother-in-law, James J. and Mary Ruth
He is survived by his wife, Pamela Welch of the home;
five brothers and sisters, Rena Pitts of Holdenville, Oklahoma, Rosalee
Mulanax of Weatherford, Texas, Roy and Maxine Welch of Horntown,
Oklahoma, Ruth and Ron Reich of Wewoka, Oklahoma, David and Betty Welch
of Katy, Texas, nine nieces, four nephews and many great nephews and
nieces and friends.
Funeral services were held at 10:00 A.M. Wednesday,
October 18, 2006 at Saint Patrick Catholic Church. Father McSherry and
Deacon Dennis R. Frazier officiated. Graveside services were held
at 3:30 P.M. Wednesday at the Wetumka Cemetery with Rev. Larry Chesser
officiating and under the direction of Hudson-Phillips Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Saint Patrick Catholic
Church, 2121 N. Portland Ave., Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73107 in memory
of Jimmy Wayne Welch.