Funeral services for Donald Ray Welch age 82 of Houston was held at 2 p.m. Friday, May 18, 2018 at the Bailey & Foster Chapel in Grapeland with Rev. Davy Hobson officiating. Burial followed in Weches Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Bailey & Foster.

Mr. Welch passed away Monday at his residence. He was born January 17, 1936 in Grapeland to Ardle Lafatte and Ava Marie Barnes Welch. Mr. Welch was retired as a supervisor with 33 years of service from General Foods, Maxwell House Division. He was an avid outdoorsman and loved farming with his cows and tractor.

Mr. Welch was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife Nellive Welch, a daughter Donna Brake and husband Michael, a son Devin Welch and wife Tommye, a brother Marshall L. Welch four grandchildren, Crystal Brake, Courtney Brake, Dylan Welch, and Brooke Welch.

Pallbearers will be Dylan Welch, Cole Freeman, Corey Nieder, Rodney Welch, and Chris Brumley.

Visitation was held Thursday, May 17 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Bailey & Foster Chapel, 415 S. Hwy 287, Grapeland, TX. 75844.

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