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Don Carl Welch

July 12, 2021 — September 23, 2021

Don Carl Welch

July 12, 1927 ~ September 23, 2021

 Don Carl Welch passed into the arms of the Lord on Thursday September 23, 2021, at Elmcroft Nursing Home in Wharton.  He was born on July 12, 1927, in Gunter, TX to the late Addie Della Pruitt and Lemuel Welch.

Don was a longtime resident of Wharton, but he grew up and went to high school in Gunter.  On March 16, 1948, Don married the love of his life Doris Helen in Smithville, TX.   Don’s family fondly remembers him for his passion to sing in the 1st Baptist church of Wharton where he was a long-time member, and for his talents playing the harmonica and ukulele at the same time, they called him a one-man band.    Don served proudly in the U.S. Army during World War II and earned his honorable discharge.

Don is survived by his son Larry and his wife Lisa of New Gulf, his grandchildren Andy Welch and his wife Amy of Rosenberg and Leslie Chaka and her husband Travis of Boling.  He is also survived by his great grandchildren Luke, Colt, Jax, Maddy, Tyler and numerous step great grandchildren.  Don will also be dearly missed by his dear friend Jimmy Folmar. Besides his parents, Don is preceded in death by his son Randy Welch.

Relatives and friends are invited to a graveside service on Monday September 27th at 3:00 P.M. at Evergreen Memorial Park, Wharton.


Condolences may be left for the family at

Services under the direction of:

Wharton Funeral Home

515 E. Boling Hwy.

Wharton, TX 77488

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Monday, September 27, 2021

3:00 - 3:30 pm (Central time)

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