Memorial ServiceFirst Baptist Church of Somerville
Somerville, Texas 77879
Charles Anthony Welch of Somerville, passed away suddenly on May 4, 2018 in his home. He was 61 years old.
A memorial service will be held in his honor, Saturday, June 30th, 11 a.m. at the First Baptist Church in Somerville. Lunch and fellowship will follow immediately for all.
Charles was a quiet man of few words. He tended to sit back and listen, but when he di have something to say we all cam to attention. He had a quick wit and was very comical. He could act like, walk like and look like anyone he had ever seen. It was a rare talent. He was also a musician, in addition to his beautiful singing voice he could play the cornet, guitar, drums and piano.
He was a man of integrity, and honest to a fault. He was highly respected by his family and friends, as well as in his place of employment.
He loved our property off of FM 1361 and took delight in making it a comfortable place to have picnics, barbeques, birthday parties and to fish and hunt deer. He and his dad built a nice pavilion to sit under and relax in the shad and it even has a huge fan for all the hot natured people. He kept the grass mowed and trimmed and had a fish feeder out over the tank that runs on a pulley. He also had a state of the art deer feeder and night cam to keep track of the activity. The hogs love the deer feed. He also had a four-wheeler to ride around on, which was another treat for the kids. He kept the tank stocked with Catfish and bass. He loved that place and made tons of barbeque, fried fish, hushpuppies and cheese dip for his family.
He was a Christian, accepting Jesus as his Savior at the age of nine. He was a faithful believer in God and lived his Christianity daily. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Somerville, Texas.
He worked at Quinn Pumps in Caldwell, for many years until it was sold to Q2 artificial Lift Service where he continued to work until his death. He made many lifelong friends there over an almost thirty-year span.
Charles was a pay it forward type of guy, who loved to help people when he killed a deer, he shared the sausage with family and friends, as well as the fish he caught. He fried the best fish in the world.
He had one special neighbor next door, Dee Turner, who he absolutely adored. She was like a second mother to him. He did things for her and she would back him something delicious to eat. He held her in the highest esteem.
He also had four grand nieces here who loved to see his white truck pull into the driveway on Saturdays. He would load them up and head for the Dollar Store where they shopped till they dropped. They loved their Uncle Charlie.
He loved playing golf with his dad and his two brothers, along with Cye Woods and Chuck Starks at Copperas Hollow Country Club in Caldwell. They made some lasting friendships there over the years.
He was a 1975 graduate of Somerville High School where he excelled in basketball, football and Tennis. He was also an avid swimmer. He was a member of the FFA program as well.
He and his brothers loved the lake and grew up on it. They learned to ski at an early age and could do all kinds of tricks. They wore their dad out driving the boat back and forth to pick them up when they yell only to start all over again. Then they would devour the contents of a huge picnic basket full of goodies on the tailgate of the truck.
He also enjoyed going out to Margaret and Rennie Kocurek’s place to make deer sausage. It was the best sausage on earth. He loved the barbeques around a big camp fire where all the Kocurek family, plus friends gathered to eat, then play their instruments. Everyone brought an instrument and were good musicians. The played and sang half the night.
He supported the Special Olympics program with all his heart. He was at every event to watch his son participate in the races, etc., where he was out on the track encouraging them all. He had two special buddies there as well, John and Jacob Hodges of Somerville. He loved those two boys.
He was preceded in death by his two sons, P.J. Fall and Josh Welch; dad, Gene Welch; brother, Mike Welch; uncle, Capt. Clyde R. Welch, USN, Kermit Lee Harper; aunt, Nancy Welch; cousin, Mark Brown; grandparents, Grace and Kermit Harper and Eunice and Clyde Welch.
He left behind to cherish his memory, two sons, Sean Fall and son Gregory, Cory Fall and son Kayne; mother, Marylin Welch; twin brother, Bob Welch and wife Mindy, their children, Amanda and Tanner Inglehart, their children, Cesili Inglehart, Grace Stacks, Evie, Jillian and Kyle Inglehart. Their son Jason Welch and their two daughters Emily and Marilyn Welch. His sister Wendy Magnuson and family Zach Magnuson, Hanna and Curtis Pierson and son William and her daughter Autumn Magnuson. His sister-in-law Stacie Welch and family Beau Welch, Misty and Chris Wolf and Children Brenden and Cortney, Meagan and Kelly Scanlon and daughters Savannah and Rilee, also a son, James Welch. He had a special aunt Jann Harper and her family Claudette Brown and Children Ashley and Andrew, and Angeline and Paul Escamilla and sons, Lane and Ryder. He had two cousins he grew up with and were very close to, Capt. Rodger Welch, USN and Children David and Laing, and Scott Welch and wife Kelly and children, Blair and Matthew. Bud Lovell was not only a relative but a great friend and mentor to Charles. Thanks Bud.
We would like to thank all of those who were a part of Charles’ life, especially when Josh was so sick. We will never forget the compassion from the Company he worked for. They allowed him the time needed to be with his angel. Thank you, Ronnie and Edna Jackson, Mike and Kim McManus and Margaret and Ronnie Kocurek, you are etched in our hearts forever.
We would like to thank his life long friend, Robert Urbanosky for his invaluable help right after Charles passed away. He gently helped us get through the process of taking care of so many details. His act of compassion and human kindness will not be forgotten.
Also, thanks to Jesse and Carol Cienega and children for their love, support and friendship all those years. You are an amazing family.
Although we grieve for him, he’s in the mansion God prepared for him and holding Josh in his arms. He wouldn’t come back here for a second. It reminds me of that beautiful son, “Hold on my child, joy come in the morning.” Charles is already enjoying his morning, Praise God.
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