TROY - Guy M. Welker, age 79, of Troy, Ohio, passed away on Saturday, September 28, 2013 at Heartland of Piqua after a brief stay. He was born on May 8, 1934 in Point Pleasant, West Virginia, to the late Burness V. and Goldie (Hayes) Welker. He was married to Phyllis C. (Hale) Welker who preceded him in death on May 7, 2009.
He is survived by his four sons and two daughters-in-law: Steven Welker of Troy, Jeffery and Ann West of Kentucky, Mark and Mary Welker of Florida, and Christopher West of Troy; six daughters and four sons-in-law: Teresa and Craig Hancock of Troy, Sharon Bryant of Florida, Glenna and Andrew Anderson of Iowa, Penny and Jerry Andress of Piqua, Deborah Beaty of Troy, and Gail "Missy" Welker of Troy; two brothers and a sister-in-law: Harold and Carol Welker of Troy, and Richard and Judy Welker of Ludlow Falls, Ohio; two sisters and a brother-in-law: Hilda Lawrence of Port Orchard, Washington, and Linda and Frank Edmisten of Troy; two sisters-in-law: Phyllis Welker Meade of Bradford, Ohio, and Shirley Welker Hines of Troy; 37 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Welker was preceded in death by brothers, Jim and Larry Welker, and one sister, Chloda Francis.
He served in the National Guard during the Korean War. In 1995, Mr. Welker retired from ITW in Troy after 40 years of service as a tool grinder.
Services will be held at 10:30AM on Thursday, October 3, 2013 at Baird Funeral Home, Troy, Ohio, with Pastor Dale Christian officiating. Interment will be in Miami Memorial Park, Covington, Ohio. Friends may call from 5-8PM on Wednesday at the funeral home.
Friends may express condolences to the family through www.bairdfuneralhome.com.
Baird Funeral Home
555 N. Market St.
Troy, OH 45373