Frank Everette Welch, 89, of Orange, passed away on July 2, 2017.Funeral services will be 1:30 p.m., Saturday, July 8, 2017, at St. Paul United Methodist Church in Bridge City. Officiating will be Reverend Mark Bunch.A gathering of family and friends will be held immediately following the service in the Family Activities Center at St. Paul United Methodist Church in Bridge City.Born in Robeline, Louisiana, on December 2, 1927, he was the son of John T. Welch and Maude Shull Welch. His senior year of high school (1944 -1945) he was elected and served as the 4th vice president for Louisiana State FFA. He honorably served his country in the United States Army after joining during WWII. Frank worked as a chemical operator for Texas U.S. Chemical/Ameripol-Sympol until retiring at 55 years old. He then concentrated his time and energy into what he enjoyed most, cattle ranching at his family’s homestead. During his retirement he enjoyed traveling with his wife, Lorayne to Europe, Canada, Nova Scotia, Alaska, Hawaii, and many other places. He was also a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church for more than 60 years.He was preceded in death by his parents; his sisters, Grace Armitage, Sybil Gillespie, andFrank Everette Welch, 89, of Orange, passed away on July 2, 2017.Funeral services will be 1:30 p.m., Saturday, July 8, 2017, at St. Paul United Methodist Church in Bridge City. Officiating will be Reverend Mark Bunch.A gathering of family and friends will be held immediately following the service in the Family Activities Center at St. Paul United Methodist Church in Bridge City.Born in Robeline, Louisiana, on December 2, 1927, he was the son of John T. Welch and Maude Shull Welch. His senior year of high school (1944 -1945) he was elected and served as the 4th vice president for Louisiana State FFA. He honorably served his country in the United States Army after joining during WWII. Frank worked as a chemical operator for Texas U.S. Chemical/Ameripol-Sympol until retiring at 55 years old. He then concentrated his time and energy into what he enjoyed most, cattle ranching at his family’s homestead. During his retirement he enjoyed traveling with his wife, Lorayne to Europe, Canada, Nova Scotia, Alaska, Hawaii, and many other places. He was also a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church for more than 60 years.He was preceded in death by his parents; his sisters, Grace Armitage, Sybil Gillespie, and Mabel Elbert.He is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Lorayne Welch; his sons, Philip Welch and his wife Shanna of McLewis Community., and John Welch of Los Angeles, CA; his grandchildren, Jared Welch of Austin, TX, and Sterling Welch of McLewis Community.; his brother-in-law, David Sparks and his wife Nell of Bridge City, TX; and numerous nieces and nephews.Mabel Elbert.He is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Lorayne Welch; his sons, Philip Welch and his wife Shanna of McLewis Community., and John Welch of Los Angeles, CA; his grandchildren, Jared Welch of Austin, TX, and Sterling Welch of McLewis Community.; his brother-in-law, David Sparks and his wife Nell of Bridge City, TX; and numerous nieces and nephews.

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