He was born on Aug. 9, 1923 in Sedalia son of Simmie and Bulah Williams Welch. He was baptized at a early age and was a member of Parkview Christian Church. He graduated from Smith-Cotton High School in 1941. He served his country honorably in the Army Air Corp from 1943 to 1945 in France and England. In 1955 Jarold opened his own Welding Shop and was also a welding instructor at State Fair Community College for several years. He enjoyed car races, watching TV and spoiling his dogs.
He is survived by one son; Jarold L. “Jerry” Welch, Jr. and his wife Terry of Sedalia, one sister; Dorothy Kirkpatrick of Sedalia, seven grandchildren; Matt, Luke, Allen, Ann, Tim, Steve and Jaime, sixteen great grandchildren, several nephews and friends.
He was preceded in death by one son; Ronnie Welch, one grandson; Bryan Welch, one granddaughter; Carrie Lynn Welch, three sisters; Helen Whittington, Bertha Jean Hayes and Ruth Mosley, Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 23 at Ewing-Schutte-Semler Funeral Home with Rev. Rodney Brown officiating.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 22 at the funeral home. Serving as pallbearers will be Tim Matheis, Allen Welch, Steve Ratliff, Russell Stewart, Leroy Perkins and Richard Simon. Burial will be in Highland Sacred Gardens with Full Military Honors by V.F.W. Post 2591.
The family suggest memorials to Show Me Christian Youth Home, Missouri Veterans Home in Warrensburg or Crossroads Hospice. You may leave condolences online at ewingschuttesemlerfh.com.