Billy Gene Welch, age 72, of Sorrell Road, Wellington, Kentucky passed away on Sunday February 3, 2019 at the UK Healthcare, Lexington, KY. He was born May 9, 1946 in Wellington, KY to the late William and Ora Lawson Welch. He was a retired farmer and he accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as his Savior. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by one son Mitchell Welch and one brothers Herbert Welch.
Survivors include his wife Deloris Ann Hale Welch of Wellington, KY; four children Nancy and Tony Bailey of Wellington, KY; Kenny and Mandy Welch of Denniston, KY; Bonnie and John Workman of Sharpsburg, KY and Archie and Rachael Welch of Wellington, KY. Twelve grandchildren Latisha Helton, Brittany Brewer, Ashley Byrd, Ken Welch, June Welch, Jennifer Welch, Tristan Welch, Cassandra Cox, Tiffany Cox, Mitchell Welch, Walter Welch, William Welch. Eight great-grandchildren Haley Wells, Dylan Stiltner, Caleb Watkins, Riley Byrd, Laney Byrd, Alanna Seizemore, Kailey Cox and Coltyn Pargen. Two sisters June Parker of Dayton, OH; Patty Asher of Owingsville, KY. One brother Rick and Reba Welch of Salt Lick, KY. Two special aunts Kathleen Morris of Dayton,OH; Nellaveen Montgomery of West Alexander, OH.
Funeral services will be held 1:00pm Thursday February 7,2019 at Menifee Home For Funerals with Pastor Arpie Hampton officiating. Burial in Morrison & Welch Cemetery, Denniston, KY. Visitation will be 6:00pm Wednesday at Menifee Home For Funerals, Frenchburg, KY with Randy Halsey Funeral Director. Pallbearers: James Helton, James Hurt, Tiffany Cox, Walter Welch, William Welch, Mitchell Welch, Ken Welch and Justin Welch.