Billy G. Welch

Friday, February 20, 2009

Billy G. Welch, 81, died Feb. 6, 2009. He was born in Floydada, Texas on Sept. 30, 1927.

He graduated from Texas A&M University in 1947 at the age of 19. He worked offshore as a marine biologist in Louisiana and New Jersey, and moved back to Texas in 1951 to help his father in the oil field trucking business.

He spent time working in Houston and Tyler, Texas, and in Green Forest with his cousin, Quintin Welch.

He is survived by a daughter, Donna Lansdowne of Ft. Worth, Texas; a son, Sam Welch and wife, Jill, of Fritch, Texas; two brothers, John Welch of Ennis, Texas and Burel Welch of San Angelo, Texas; and grandsons, Steven Ott, Jason, Jonas and Cassidy Welch; and Kalum Ott.

A memorial service is to be held at his daughter's home on Feb. 21.