TUSCOLA: Edward C. Welch, 89, of Tuscola, Texas, passed away on July 21, 2018 at Brownwood Regional Medical Center. A graveside service will be held on Saturday, July 28,2018 at 10:00 a.m. at McBee Cemetery, directed by Fry~Smith Funeral Home, Tuscola. A visitation will be held Friday, July 27, 2018 from 7 to 9pm at the funeral home.
Edward was born in Victoria County, to John and Ollie Lloyd Welch. He was the youngest of fourteen children. He married Dafonal Roemer and had four sons. While living in Port Lavaca, he worked as a fire department dispatcher and a radio repairman. He worked for the Port Lavaca Police Department as well and became a sworn Law Enforcement Officer. Dafonal's health led the family to move to the dryer climate of Tuscola. Ed ranched and worked for the Abilene Auction for several years. He also worked as a driver for Alliance Auto Auction. Ed was a member of Wyndrock Baptist Church in Abilene.
In his spare time, Ed loved to fish and piddle around the house. He had a love of hand work such as crocheting, knitting and wood work. He really was a "jack of all trades".
Edward Welch is survived by his three boys. Ronnie Welch and wife Brenda, Walter Welch and wife Sally, and Alfred Welch and wife Diane; four grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his wife, Dafonal (83), wife, Fay Porter (89), wife, Evelyn Crockett (16); son, Edward Allen Welch; and infant daughter, Linda Carroll Welch; and thirteen brothers and sisters.