A graveside service for Joseph E. Welch was held at Epps Cemetery, Epps today (Monday, Sept. 3, 2012) at 2 p.m. Pastor Martin Ferguson officiated the service. Visitation was at Hill Crest Memorial Funeral Home Sunday, Sept. 2, 2012 from 2 until 5 p.m.
Joseph was a member of Emmanuel Missionary Baptist Church in Minden He enjoyed fishing, hunting, aviation and especially spending time with his family.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Mildred and daughter, Sharon.
He is survived by daughters, Joanne Daniels and her husband, Richard of Minden, Millie Smith of Poland, Maine, Connie Morgan and her husband, Jack of Minden, Sheila Welch of Minden, Allison Elliott and her husband, Ron of Keller, Texas and Vicki Welch of Longview, Texas. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Angel Lee and husband, Greg, April Linebarger, Sara Carnley and husband, James, Samuel Weems, Emily Love and husband, G.W, Riley Griffin and Jennifer Brackett and husband, Jason, Tyler Welch and eight great-grandchildren with whom he made countless memories. Brothers, William T. Welch and wife, Shirley and Earl Welch and wife, Shirley and sister, Leona Eubanks also survive him.
Pallbearers were Adam Welch, John Welch, James R. Dick Tinsley, Sam Ferguson, Josh Ferguson and Toby Wilemon. Honorary pallbearers were Gage Daniels, Casey Green, Gunnar Linebarger and Gavin Green
Memorials may be made to Emmanuel Missionary Baptist Church, Minden.
Words of comfort may be shared with the family by visiting www.hillcrestmemorialfh.com.