William Wayne Welch
William Wayne Welch, 75, of Jefferson City, Missouri passed away on Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018.
He was born on Dec. 2, 1942, in Warrenton, Missouri, the son of William S. and Ruby C. (Wiemann) Welch.
On April 3, 1964, he was united in marriage with Ruth Ann Davis, in the Christian Church in Fayette, Missouri.
William served his country in the Missouri Army/National Guard and retired with the rank of Major. For the next 35 years Bill and Ruth Ann owned and operated Bill Welch and Associates. During his free time you would find him with his closest friends on the golf course, or shooting pool, darts or going fishing and always with a caffeine free diet coke in his hand.
William is survived by his wife: Ruth Ann; his son: William Brent Welch (Belinda), of Columbia; his daughter: Leah Nicole Sauter (Bill), of Brazito; two sisters: Marcella Haerle, of Indiana and Elizabeth Scott (Wayne), of Fayette, Missouri; five grandchildren: Christine Wickers, Michael Wickers, Cannon Davis Welch, Dylan Sauter and Dusty Sauter. He was preceded in death by his parents.
The family will receive friends from 9 to 11 a.m.. Thursday at Concord Baptist Church, 3724 W. Truman Boulevard, Jefferson, City, Missouri. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018, at Concord Baptist Church, with Bro. Monte Shinkel, officiating. Entombment will follow in Hawthorn Memorial Gardens.
Expressions of sympathy may be made in Mr. Welch’s honor to Cancer Research of Columbia, 3501 Berrywood Drive #2, Columbia, Missouri 65201, or may be left with the funeral home.
Arrrangements are under the direction of HOUSER-MILLARD Funeral Directors, 2613 West Main Street, Jefferson City, Missouri 65109 (573) 636-3838. Condolences may be left online for the family at www.millardfamilychapels.com