Mr. Orville Kenneth Welch, Jr., age 68 of Ellijay, GA passed Sunday afternoon, June 10th, 2018 at his residence.
Mr. Welch was born January 2nd, 1950 in Battle Creek, Michigan to his late parents, Orville Kenneth Welch, Sr. and Betty Jane Lyke Welch Bevins. He served honorably in the United States Army and worked as a tank installer for Petro Mechanical. Kenneth is preceded in death by his daughter Sarah Welch and brother Michael Welch.
He is survived by his sister, Carolyn Welch of Michigan; brothers, David Welch of Ellijay, GA, Nathan Welch and Derek Snodgrass, both of Michigan; sister-in-law, Cathy Welch of Washington; special friends, Tammy and Dave Schwalm of Michigan also survive.
A private family memorial service is being planned and will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758516, Topeka, KS 66675-8516 in memory of Mr. Welch.