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John Daniel “Dan” Welch

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Thursday, August 3, 1944 - Thursday, September 12, 2019

Mr. John Daniel “Dan” Welch of Wicksburg passed away Thursday, September 12, 2019 at Flowers Hospital.  He was 75. 

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 14, 2019 at Piney Grove Assembly of God Church in Wicksburg with Rev. Billy Fortune officiating.  Interment will follow in the church cemetery with Sorrells Funeral Home of Slocomb directing. 

The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. 

Mr. Welch was born August 3, 1944 in Dale County to the late Willie Earl and Lallie D. Mathis Welch.  Dan was a proud veteran of the United States Army National Guard and retired from Barnes Railroad Services, Inc. & Genesee & Wyoming Inc. Railroad Company after 39 years of service.  He was a loving husband and wonderful father and grandfather and will be greatly missed. 

In addition to his parents, three sisters: Mary Harrison, Vivian Bond, and Carol Stephens all preceded him in death. 

Survivors include his wife, Judy McVay Welch; children: Jeff Welch (Bertie), and Donna Lindsay (Jerome); step-children: Jeff Pybus (Jeannie), and Jamie Pybus (Kristie); grandchildren: Justin, Travis, Landon, Amanda, Stephanie, Brittney, Jaydan, Kalista, Ima, Callie, Hailey, Leighann, and Holly; 12 great grandchildren; siblings: Eileen Miller (Jimmy), Brenda Kent (Gerald), Nell Baker (Bill), Janet Bond (Larry), and Frankie Gilmer; several nieces, nephews, and other extended family and friends.

Funeral Service

Date: Saturday, September 14, 2019



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Eileen Brenda Nell Janet

We love & miss you our brother
Dexter and Cheryl Crawford

Dear Judy, we were shocked and saddened to hear about Dan. We had so many good times camping together at the lake and were looking forward to many more. We will definitely miss him, he was a fine man and such a joy to be with. We will have you in our prayers during these sad days ahead.
Love, Cheryl and Dexter
Kay McCormick

Dan was as close to me as my own brother he will be greatly missed. May God comfort his family during this as time. Tell the ones you love every day I know Dan did. ❤️
Ben and Dawn Griffin

We are so sorry for your loss. All of you are in our prayers.
Ben and Dawn
Leon Mathis

Prayers for Judy and the family. There was so much laughter and many smiles in every conversation with Dan. He is deeply missed.
Don and Virginia Snell

Dan was one in a million. He not only told you he loved you, he showed that he loved you. Judy, Donna, Jeff, Eileen, Brenda, Nell, Janet and to the ENTIRE family, we have to all remain close because thar's when he was the happiest and that's what he expected. We will miss him so much at the "gatherings" but we will see him one day and he will have that big smile with those arms stretched wide to greet us. We loved him and we will miss him but we have so many memories that make us smile. May God bless each one of you. We love you all so much.
Leila S.

I heard so much about how amazing he was from Macee. He will be missed.
Don and Virginia Snell

Dan was one of a kind. He not only told you he loved you but he showed it as well. I know I am a better person by him being in my life. Don loved him like a brother and Dan would call him my brother. We will miss him so much at our "gatherings" but we know he will be with us in our hearts. We will have to remain close because that's exactly what Dan would expect. I know our hearts are broken into but thank goodness, we have so many memories of him. I can think about things he would say and do and it brings a smile to my face. How in the world can you think about him and not smile. He loved life to the fullness and made sure while you were with him, you were enjoying life too. He will be missed but we will see him again one day and he will be waiting with that big smile and those open arms. Don and I love you, Dan. Rest in peace.
Eileen Brenda Nell Janet

Best brother a sister could have
We love you more then you know

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