BEAVERCREEK — Thomas E. Welsh, 87, of Beavercreek, formerly of Xenia, Ohio, passed away Wednesday, September 1, 2021, at Ohio's Hospice of Dayton. He was born July 3, 1934, in Columbus, Ohio, the son of Elmer Charles and Gladys Ester Unger Welsh. His family moved to Xenia in 1937 and Tom attended Xenia Central High School. He played on the 1952 championship golf team, was elected to the National Honor Society, graduated in 1952, and enrolled at Ohio University. In June 1956, he went to work in Xenia for Dallas Marshall, as a real estate salesman. On December 31, 1957, he married Gail Nichol and had four children, Keith, Debbie, Mike, and Chip. He was elected to two terms to the Xenia City Commission and was active in many local charities. He was a former member of Faith Community United Methodist Church, Xenia, Grace United Methodist, Dayton, and the Be Hope Church, Beavercreek. He was the author of three novels, short stories and poetry. Tom will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him. Private memorial services will be held by the family. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Ohio's Hospice of Dayton, 324 Wilmington Ave., Dayton, OH, 45420, in his memory. Condolences may be made to the family at www.NeeldFuneralHome.com.