Floyd Dean Welch, 77, of Salem, Arkansas, passed away Sunday, March 24, 2019, at Ash Flat Healthcare and Rehabilitation in Ash Flat, Arkansas.
He was born near Evening Shade, Arkansas on August 20, 1941, son of the late Ivan E. and Floy E. (Thomas) Welch. Floyd spent his life as a loving son, brother, uncle and friend. He served our country in the United States Army from December 11, 1963 – November 24, 1965. During his working years, he worked as a mechanic making some of his own parts and took continuing education classes. Floyd worked with his dad at Welch’s Truck Stop from the 1950’s until he retired in 2010. He loved electronics, computers, design and building things. Floyd was a member of Liberty Hill Church of Christ.
Floyd is survived by his sister, Evelyn Runsick and husband Herman Jr. of Evening Shade; niece, Eva Haley of Evening Shade; nephews, Randal Runsick and David Runsick both of Evening Shade and two great nephews, John Runsick and Kohn Runsick.
He was preceded in death by parents, Ivan and Floy Welch; infant sister; maternal grandparents, Frank and Isabel (Berry) Thomas and paternal grandparents, Dave and Agnes (Godwin) Welch.
Pallbearers include: Herman Runsick, Jr., Lonnie Haley, Randal Runsick, David Runsick, John Runsick, Kohn Runsick and Junior Wiles
Honorary Pallbearers include: Roger Thompson
Funeral services will be Wednesday, March 27, 2019 beginning at 2:00 PM with Bro. Dwight Sharp officiating at Doty Family Funeral Service Chapel in Salem, Arkansas. Interment will follow at Baker Cemetery in Myron, Arkansas. Visitation will be Wednesday, March 27, 2019 from 1:00 PM until service time.
Arrangements entrusted to Doty Family Funeral Service of Salem, Arkansas.