Clarence Welch
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Obituary of Clarence Welch

Clarence Welch, 84, of Cherokee, went home to be with the Lord, Tuesday May 8, 2018. A lifelong resident of Cherokee, he was the son of the late Theodore Anthony "Tony" and Hattie Welch. A U.S.Navy Veteran, he was a member of Steve Youngdeer American Legion Post 143. He was a member and Deacon at Cherokee First Baptist Church and was an avid fly fisherman and ham radio operator. He loved technology and oil painting.

He is survived by his wife of 63 years Mary Louise Sneed Welch.

1 Daughter- Deborah E. Welch

1 Son- Anthony Vincent "Tony" Welch (Shannon) of Sylva

2 Granddaughters- Julianna and Rebecca

Sisters-in-law- Patsy Lambert and Carla Bellew

Brother-in-law- Skipper Sneed

And he was a beloved uncle to many nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be held 11:00 am Friday May 11 at Cherokee First Baptist Church with the Rev. Percy Cunningham officiating. The family will be receiving friends Thursday evening from 6:00 until 8:00 pm at Appalachian Funeral Services in Sylva. Burial will be in the Henry Lambert Family Cemetery in Birdtown.