Mr. Bryan L. Welch age 91 of Tazewell, TN was born June 13, 1924 was reunited in Heaven with his loving wife on their anniversary December 14, 2015. He was a member of
New Tazewell United Methodist Church. Mr. Welch was a veteran of WWII as he served in France and Germany. He began well drilling in the early 1950's with his brother Eugene in Missouri then later relocated to Tazewell where he owned and operated R&R Drilling until his retirement. Following retirement, he enjoyed woodworking, wine making, working in the yard and loved telling jokes.
He was preceded in death by his:
Loving wife of 54 years: Jean Welch
Parents: Bryan & Mabel Welch
Sister: Lois Welch Niswonger
Brothers: Eugene, Joe and Wendell Welch
He is survived by his:
Sons: Ron Welch and wife Diane of Tazewell, TN
Rick Welch and wife Margaret of Tazewell, TN
Grandchildren: Michelle Harrell and husband Mark of Morristown, TN
Laura Welch and fiancé Hank Bussell of Tazewell, TN
Emily Crowe and husband Wesley of Kingsport, TN
Dr. Lane Welch and wife Savannah of Powell, TN
Great Grandchildren: Shelby Hubbard, Haylea Helton, Izzy Helton, London Crowe,
Ella Welch, Olivia Welch and Baby Crowe
Sisters-in-Law: Lorena Welch of Girardeau, MO
Carlyn "Corky" Welch of Coleman, AL
Several nieces, nephews and a host of other loving relatives and friends.
The family will receive friends Thursday, December 17, 2015 from 5PM till 7PM with funeral services to follow at 7PM in the Claiborne-Overholt Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Travis Pressnell officiating. Music will be provided by Chelsea Estes.
Graveside services will be conducted Friday, December 18, 2015 at 11AM in the Irish Memorial Gardens with Military Honors.
Pallbearers: Mark Fultz, Ricky Rowland, Nathan Seal, Joel Radford,
Nick Barnard, David Widner, Donald Beamer and Jack Evans Jr.
Claiborne-Overholt Funeral Home is Honored to be serving the family.