James E. Welch
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James Earl Welch, 57, of Cherokee, passed away Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014. Visitation will be today from 6-9 p.m. at Morrison Funeral Home, Cherokee. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Brother John Bray officiating. Burial will follow in Cherokee City Cemetery.
James was the owner and operator of Welch and Son Backhoe Service. He was a loving and devoted husband, father, and grandfather and will be greatly missed and never forgotten.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert Major and Juanita Welch.
He is survived by his loving wife of 35 years, Jane C. Welch; son, Derrick James Welch (Kim); daughters, Shawnette Vanee Melton (John) and Michelle Elizabeth Welch (Chris); brothers, Robert Major Welch Jr., John Charles Welch, and Timmy Welch; and sisters, Hattie Thompson, Pearl Edith Welch, and Juanita Guerra. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Morgan, Hannah, Luke, Jesse, Frank, Jordan, and Raquael; and a host of nieces, nephews, and friends.
His female friends will serve as pallbearers.
An online guest book is available at morrisonfuneralhomes.com.
Morrison Funeral Home - Cherokee
10865 Highway 72 West Cherokee, AL 35616
Published in Florence Times Daily on Jan. 28, 2014