Dateline: September 22, 2005
Funeral services for
C.E. Welch, age 80, of Hedley were held at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday,
September 21, 2005, in the Calvary Baptist Church in Clarendon with Rev.
Rob Seale, Pastor; Rev. Chris Downer of Slaton; and Rev. Robert Shields,
family member of Mr. Welch, officiating.
Burial was held in Rowe Cemetery in Hedley under the direction of
Robertson Funeral Directors, Inc., of Clarendon.
Mr. Welch died
Monday, September 19, 2005, in Amarillo.
He was born March 28, 1925, in Wellington.
He was a Clarendon resident from 1973 until 2000 when he moved to
Hedley. He and his wife had
been residents of the Hudson House in Claude since May.
He married Helen Louise Shields on December 11, 1948, in
Wellington. He was a US Army
Veteran of World War II. He
retired from the Texas Department of Highways and Public Transportation
after several years and had also been a farmer.
He served approximately 15 years as a director with Hocheim
Insurance Company. He was a
member of the Calvary Baptist Church in Clarendon.
He was preceded in
death by his parents; two brothers; and one sister.
Survivors include his wife, Helen of Claude; one son, Tex Welch and wife Terri of Amarillo; one brother, William W. Welch of Dallas; and several nieces and nephews.
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