GASTONIA - Homer Hardin Welch, 91, passed away March 19, 2013, at Peak Resources of Gastonia.
He was born May 5, 1921, in Robbinsville, son of the late Milton and Joshie Philips Welch.
Mr. Welch was a US Army WWII
Veteran. He was a member of VFW
, Absher-Flowers Post #9337. The family wishes to thank the staff of Peak Resources for their compassionate care of Mr. Welch.
A celebration of life service will be held 2 p.m. Friday at Greene Funeral Service, South Chapel, 1503 S. York Rd., Gastonia, officiated by the Rev. Scottie Lee Stewart.
The family will receive friends 1 to 2 p.m. Friday, prior to the service at the funeral home.
Interment will be held at Gaston Memorial Park, Gastonia, with military honors by the Gaston County Honor Guard.
He is survived by daughters and sons-in-law, Pansy and Hugh Jones, Sandra and Joe Sides, Judy and Jose Rod-riguez; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife of 56 years, Susie Henrietta Welch; three broth-ers and four sisters.
Arrangements are with the South Chapel of Greene Funeral Service and Crematorium, Gastonia.
A guest registry is available at greenefuneral.com.