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Tommy William Welch

September 30, 1946 ~ December 30, 2023 (age 77) 77 Years Old

Tommy William Welch Obituary

Tommy William Welch, 77, of Sophia, passed away on Saturday, December 30, 2023 at his residence, surrounded by his family and friends.

Funeral Services, 1:00 PM, Thursday, January 4, 2024, at Sophia Baptist Church, Sophia.

Officiating, Rev. Bill Barnes.

Burial, Randolph Memorial Park, Asheboro.

Mr. Welch was born in Guilford County, spent most of his life in Sophia, and was a member of Sophia Baptist Church. He entered the cattle business at the age of 14 and was the owner and operator of Welch Livestock, in which he was able to continue his career of shipping cattle out west alongside his family. The Cow Industry has lost a true Cattleman. Mr. Welch never met a stranger, was a friend to everyone, and enjoyed riding his dogs on the golf cart at the beach. He also enjoyed spending time with family on the pontoon at the lake and enjoyed collecting Peterbilt Trucks with his good friend J.P. Burton. Mr. Welch was preceded in death by his mother, Grace Lewis, step-father, Odell Lewis, and brothers, Ronnie Welch, Gary Welch and Larry Welch.

Survivors: wife of 57 years, Vickie Welch, of the home, sons, Clayton Welch and wife, Lisa, of Randleman, Tommy Welch and wife, Christy, of Sophia, sisters, Judy Faircloth and the late Jimmy Faircloth, Brenda Stanley and husband, Terry, grandchildren, Easton Welch and wife, Brooke, Bailey Welch and wife, Haley, Chesney Welch, Sophie Welch, Ty Welch, great-granddaughter, Noah Welch, caretaker, Jamie McGhee as well as his beloved pets, Patches and Snapper.

Visitation, 11:00 AM to 12:45 PM, Thursday, at Sophia Baptist Church and other times at the residence.

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Arrangements by Loflin Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ramseur.

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January 4, 2024

11:00 AM to 12:45 PM
Sophia Baptist Church
4082 Millikan Rd.
Sophia, NC 27350

Funeral Service
January 4, 2024

1:00 PM
Sophia Baptist Church
4082 Millikan Rd.
Sophia, NC 27350


Randolph Memorial Park
4538 US Hwy 220 Business N.
Asheboro, NC 27203


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