David Welch
1951 - 2021
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David Welch
May 11, 1951 - February 18, 2021
Tacoma, Washington - David Charles Welch, age 69, passed away comfortably in Tacoma, WA on February 18, 2021.
At his request, no service was held.
Dave was born May 11, 1951 in Michigan and grew up in California, before residing in Washington State.
He honorably served his country in Vietnam after joining the Army in 1967 as a Demolition Specialist.
He was a talented "Jack of All Trades" which included working in such industries as radio in Alaska and construction, ending his long career in the roofing business.
Dave was a charitable man who contributed to many veteran and animal focused causes. He was an amazing cook/baker, storyteller, fisherman, pool player and genuine caring human being underneath the hard exterior.
Dave is survived by his brother, Ray Welch; daughter, Stephanie Rose and his grandchildren Dallas and Jordan James; nephew, Ryan Welch; niece Candice Wright; and his long-time love Samantha Smith. He is loved by many friends and extended family.
He is proceeded in death by his father and mother, Walter and Dorothy Welch.


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Published in News Tribune (Tacoma) on Apr. 9, 2021.
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April 9, 2021
Dave, taking a quick break at a jobsite back in 02, Good Memories...
Our thoughts and prayers go out to his Family..
Dave has been our good friend for over 20 years and we miss him very much.
Dave fought in the very controversial Vietnam war, risking his life for our country. I have heard many of his stories and will treasure the memories. Dave was in the construction business for many years after his military service and excelled at his craft. Dave was also a die-hard Seahawks fan and we enjoyed many games together.
He loved and cared for his family. He looked forward to rejoining his loved ones when he passed, especially his beloved dog and loyal companion Montana. I am confident that he had his reunion.
Rest in peace Dave..
~Ed and Alice Walker
Edward Walker
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