On Saturday, October 22, 2022 Larry J. Welsh ended his tour of duty here on earth and went on to be with his eternal Commander in Chief, our Lord Jesus Christ.
Larry served 3 years in the Marine Corps with one tour on Vietnam Expeditionary Force and 20 years as a construction mechanic in the Navy Seabees. After retirement Larry gave his life to the Lord and became a pastor.
Mr. Welsh loved to travel and experienced many adventures in his life; however, one of his greatest accomplishments was marrying his wife Patricia who was his lifelong partner and friend for over 55 years.
Larry is preceded in death by his parents, Lloyd D and Ela Mae Welsh; sisters, Mary (Walter) Irby, Edith (Adin) Snyder and Jackie Dalton; brothers, Frank Welsh and Jerry Welsh; children, Angel, Tiffany and Lloyd Frank Edward Welsh and granddaughter, Cierra Michelle Brewer. He is survived by his loving wife, Patricia; son. Larry (Cathy) Welsh of Assumption, Ill; daughter, Bandi (Steven) Hammer of Dandridge, TN; grandkids; Kyle Brewer of Morristown, TN, Larry (Abby) Welsh III of Effingham, Ill, Madisyn Brewer of Morristown, TN, McKenna Hammer of Dandridge, TN and Sophia Welsh of Assumption, Ill; great grandkids, Karmyn Fredericks of Morristown, TN and Jack Welsh of Effingham, Ill; and sister-in-law Porky Welsh of Logan, UT, as well as countless and many very much loved nieces, nephews and cousins. Larry Welsh was greatly loved and will be sadly missed.
Memorial services will be held on Friday, October 28, 2022 at 6:30 pm at The Crossing Church, 2941 Douglas Dam Rd, Kodak, TN with Pastor Kermit McPeak officiating. Donations may be made to The Crossing Church building fund in lieu of flowers.