Loyd Alvin Welch, 80, of Orange, Texas, passed away on Tuesday, January 10, 2017, at Christus St. Elizabeth Hospital, in Beaumont, Texas. Funeral service will be held at Dorman Funeral Home on Saturday, January 14, 2017, at 2:00 PM, with Pastor Gary Wheeler of the First United Pentecostal Church in Orange, Texas, officiating; Rite of Interment and Committal will immediately follow at Wilkinson Cemetery. Visitation for family and friends will be held prior to the funeral service on Saturday, January 14, 2017, from 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM, at Dorman Funeral Home.
On Wednesday, March 11, 1936, in DeQuincy, Louisiana, Loyd was born to the late Georgia “Gertie” (Royer) and Lambert Welch. In 1955, Loyd married the love of his life, Sadie (Smith), and together they raised a beautiful family, in Orange, Texas. Loyd worked for many years as a Heavy Equipment Operator and retired from Cloren Inc. Loyd was a true family man who enjoyed spending time squirrel hunting with the boys in his family and treating his family to a backyard BBQ, and fish fry. He also enjoyed when he was able to sit down and have a quiet cup of coffee. On game day, he could always be found cheering for the Dallas Cowboys. Loyd was particular about his lawn and enjoyed spending time on his lawnmower, mowing the grass, to make sure his lawn was just right. He was a husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, who will be missed by many.

Preceding Loyd in death are his parents, Georgia “Gertie” and Lambert Welch; sisters, Bronis Mitchell, Pauline Marcantel, and Mildred Marcantel; and brother, Elton Welch.

Loyd is survived by his wife of over 60 years, Sadie Welch; daughters, Debra Dial and her husband, Paul, of Beaumont, Texas, and Ronda Welch of Orange, Texas; sons, Douglas Welch and his wife, Sue, of Orange, Texas, Lloyd Welch and his wife, Brandy, of Vidor, Texas, and Terry Welch and his wife, Leslie, of Beaumont, Texas; sister, LaVerne McDonald and her husband, Roy, of Orange, Texas; 11 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren with one due in July; and many members of his extended family and friends.
Honoring Loyd as Pallbearers are Lloyd Welch, Douglas Welch, Randal Shull, Christopher Welch, PJ Dial, Donny Dial, Hunter Malloy, and Michael Emigh; Honorary Pallbearers are Roger Hunt and Waylon Cates.