William Asberry Welch Jr

January 11, 1946 - August 7, 2019
U.S. Armed Forces Veteran
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William A. Welch Jr., 73, of Cordell, Oklahoma passed away peacefully with family by his side on August 7th, 2019 in the V A Medical Center in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma from complications with renal failure and lung cancer. He was born on January 11th, 1946 to William A. Sr. and Nettie Pearl (Pulley) Welch in Byars, Oklahoma.
William attended high school in Canute. After high school he enlisted in the United States Army, he served as Sergeant and marksman during the Vietnam War, and he was awarded the Purple Heart. William married the love of his life, Shirley White on April 27, 1971 in Kaufman Texas. He enjoyed a long career working for H & P in the Oil and Gas Industry. He loved working on drilling rigs and was known to many as "Worm." When he wasn't working, William loved to fish, tinker, piddle, do mechanic work and aggravate his wife. In the 1970's he was well known at the stock car races in Elk Cit, where he usually came in first place.
William was loved by all who knew him, and will be remembered as an exceptionally hard worker who was kind hearted and always willing to go out of his way to help someone in need. He had an incredible sense of humor and rarely failed to make everyone around him laugh. He was a man other men aspired to be like, the type of husband other women wished they had, and a father who would do anything for his children and grandchildren. William had enough friends to fill a whole page as he made friends everywhere he went. He will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him, particularly Dale and Ollie Creco.

Survivors include his wife Shirley Welch of the home
Daughters: Angela Walker of Cordell, OK
Stephanie Denton of Cordell, OK
Brother: Gene Welch & wife Faye
Grandchildren: Amanda Blackstone & husband Kyle, Dennis Dixon, Randy Smith, Jennifer Fincher, Kevin Davis and Deric Denton.
Great ~ grandchildren: Kymberlynn, Jacob Blackstone, Hunter Blackstone, Marley Dixon, Sully Dixon, Javeivn Dixon, Blu Smith, Theron, Joelliza Fincher, and Atticus Fincher.
Numerous nieces, nephews and cousins that were more like his own children.
In-Laws: Jerry White & wife Brenda of Princeton, TX
Glynda Lomax of Arkansas

Preceded in death by his parents: William A. Sr., & Nettie Pearl (Pulley) Welch, Grandparents, Siblings: Harrell, James Ray, Roy, Pearl, John, Shirley, and Louise.

Visitation: 3:00 p.m., ~ 8:00 p.m., Friday, August 9, 2019
Ray and Martha's Funeral Home
Cordell, Oklahoma

Funeral: 10:00 a.m., Saturday, August 10, 2019
Ray & Martha's Funeral Home
Cordell, Oklahoma

Service Information

Date: August 9, 2019
Time: 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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Megan moore
Oklahoma City, OK
Love u uncle william love and miss you sending condolences to the family fly high with the angels
Shawn and Rose Karr
Wellington, TX
Prayers and love for you all.
Don and Ruth
Frankston, TX
Praying for the family ????
Glynda Lomax
Nowhere, AR
William, you are so loved and you will be missed more than you can possibly imagine. We didn't want you to have to go so soon. We will all see you in Heaven!
Susan Barnett
Oklahoma City, OK
You were my second dad growing up, and I will always be grateful to you and Mom for being there for me.  You were a great father, grandfather and great grandfather. What a truly amazing legacy you have blessed this world with. I know you were proud of each one. My heart is full of sadness but I know you are in no more pain.  Love you, Dad and grab my dad and go fishing.
LaDonna Jones
Sayre, OK
Uncle William, you will be truly missed.  You will be fishing in that golden pond in the sky.  I love you and prayers for your family.
Dennis and Kate Moss and Jada Galley
Gainesville, VA
Stephanie, Angie and family
We are heartbroken over your tremendous loss. You have been on our minds, hearts and in our prayers. We offer all our love and support.
Bonita Willis
Broken Arrow, OK
I had the honor of meeting Uncle William and many other family members in 2014 at the family reunion. We tried to catch up on many years of not seeing each other. He was such a joy. My love and prayers go out to all the family.
Jon Lomax-Gurley
Altus, OK
He was a good man and very kind he will be missed
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