Harold Frank Welch

Harold Frank Welch

Waverly, VA
12.29.1931 - 08.27.2019
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Harold Frank Welch of Waverly passed away peacefully Tuesday, August 27, 2019. Born December 29, 1931 in Franklin County, he was the son of the late Frank and Mary Sowder Welch. Mr. Welch owned and operated True Value and was also a rural mail carrier. He was a member of Waverly Baptist Church. Along with his parents, he is preceded in death by his sisters, Mary Frances Thorpe and Evelyn Cowling.

Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 64 years, Betty B. Welch; daughter, Beth Winchell and her husband, Brian; son Hal Welch and his wife, Karen; grandchildren, Jason Hamnett and his wife, Susan, Becky Avila and her husband, Adam, and Lauren Gurley and her husband, Dalton, and great-grandchildren, Jemma, Josie, and Hudson Hamnett.

A funeral service will be held at 2:00 pm on Saturday, August 31, 2019 at Waverly Baptist Church with Rev. Jim Jones officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Waverly Baptist Church, 301 E. Main St. Waverly, VA 23890. R.W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home, Wakefield Chapel is serving the family. Condolences may be posted at www.rwbakerfh.com.

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Waverly Baptist Church
301 East Main Street
Waverly, VA 23890
United States


Waverly Cemetery
United States


Such a sweet man with a warm heart. He will truly be missed by so many. Prayers sent to the family for comfort.

Kathy and Bruce Kinsey


Our prayers are with you my friend. We are so sorry for your loss.

Stephen & Cheryl Kennedy

Our sincerest sympathies to Betty and the family. I have so many wonderful memories of little Harold, Uncle Frank, Aunt Mary, Evelyn, Mary Frances and their families. With love, Gloria and Randy Simmons.

Gloria Sowder Simmons

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Harold was a fine man.

Claudia Sowder Cardwell

Dear Betty Beth Hal , extended families .
Death is a thief . And it’s sting is profound to the human mind .
But we know this fear soul has rec “The crown of Life “
Jesus Christ came bring a new message
He came to restore buy back and reclaim the souls Of mankind . Bc
it’s bc of His hope we press on !
His promises makes the “ sting “ a bit more bearable .
Bc it gives the heavy heart “ that “ Blessed Hope there’s going to be a day Of “ rejoicing “ when This blessed king of promise returns “ to catch His “ bride away “ to eat the “ marriage supper with her “
What “ great day when the “ lamb “ sits down with His bride ! The bride “ are gathered from the nations thru out the nations the world !
Shalom dear husband , father , friend and “ mentor to many !
You are now at rest from the toils of this earthly broken world .
your soul has now put on a body that’s incorruptible
And has inherited its eternal rewards . .

Faye mattox

So sorry for your loss. He will be so missed not just by family but by everyone that knew him. He was the uncle I always felt close to. He always seemed so happy and always joking around. Sorry I can't be there with the family but all of you are in mine and Dave's thoughts and prayers

Judith thorpe gay

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