TURBEVILLE - John William Welch, 79, passed away Friday, Dec. 22, 2017, in a Columbia hospital after an illness. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Pine Dale Pentecostal Holiness Church with burial in the church cemetery, directed by Floyd Funeral Home. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Pine Dale Pentecostal Holiness Church.

Born in Clarendon County, he was a son of the late Morris Hunter Welch and Lenora Covington Baird Welch. Mr. Welch retired from Santee Print after 45 years, was a partner in Carolina Tree, LLC, was a staff member with Floyd Funeral Home, a Deacon, and a member of Pine Dale Pentecostal Holiness Church.

He was preceded in death by a son, Johnny Lamar Welch; two sisters, Ella Fare Coker and Eula Mae Tedder; four brothers, Randolf Welch, Sam Welch, Carlisle Welch and Nelson Welch.

Surviving are his wife, Juanita Brown Welch of Turbeville; a daughter, Renea W. (Robert) Carter of Sumter; two sons, Rodney Welch and Chuck Welch both of Turbeville; a sister, Lois Dennis of Moncks Corner; two brothers, Varnell Welch of Goose Creek, and Lamar Welch of New Zion; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

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