April 10, 1925 - Aug 16, 2013 OKLAHOMA CITY John Welcher passed away Friday, August 16, 2013. He was born April 10, 1925, in Gainesville, TX. He was an excellent welder and instructor at BS&B for 25 years and spent time working in the Persian Gulf. John was a longtime member and Deacon at Knob Hill Baptist Church. He was a kind man and loved by all. He enjoyed church activities, sports, especially baseball and OU football, lawn work and spending time with family. John was a loving husband, father and grandfather and always ready to help anyone. He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters; his wife of 62 years, Ellene; son, John Michael; and grandson, Cory Welcher. He is survived by sons, Dan and wife Carolyn, and David and wife Jennifer; grandson, Travis and wife Amanda; granddaughter, Tamara; great-grandchildren, Shelby, Kyler, Addyson, Candice and Alyssa; three sisters, many nieces and nephews and numerous friends. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, August 20, 2013, at the Little Cemetery.
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Published in The Oklahoman on Aug. 18, 2013