Odis l. Welch, 87, died peacefully Oct. 8, in Austin.

Odis was born Feb. 13, 1928 to Jimmy and Janie Welch. He married Beatrice Dorman in 1948 and the couple had one child together. He lived in Orange, until 1971, then moved to Austin.

Odis is survived by his daughter, Nelwyn Trantham and her husband Thomas Trantham; grandchildren, Jeff Trantham, Jason Trantham, and Jennifer Rivera; 11 great grandchildren and sister Leuvenia Willey.

He is preceded in death by his wife; parents and brothers, Chester, Junior, Cecil, Jimmy and Eldon.

Funeral services will be held Sunday, Oct. 11, at 2:00 pm at Claybar Funeral Home, Orange.