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Obituaries » John R. Welch Sr.

John Riley Welch Sr., 83, of Midland, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, August 14, 2018, at Brookside Nursing & Rehab in Warrenton.

John was born on March 6, 1935 in Cumberland, Maryland, to the late Walter and Goldie Welch.

Survivors include four children, John R. Welch Jr. and his wife Alice of Midland, Robin Shook of Cumberland, Maryland, Marna Fletcher and her husband Jason of Berryville and Johnna Gifft and her husband Mike of Martinsburg, West Virginia; 25 grandchildren; 25 great grandchildren, and many loving extended family members and friends.

In addition to his parents, John was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 39 years, Diane L. Welch; a daughter, Debbie Welch; a grandson, Ryan Warner; two sisters, Wanda and Eleanor, and a brother.

The service and interment are private.

In lieu of flowers, plant a tree in John’s honor.

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