Kenneth S. Welch, age 85, of Fanning Springs, FL, passed away at his home on Thursday, January 17, 2019. He was born to Edmond and Irene Welch on September 29, 1933 in Walworth, NY and had been a resident of Trenton since moving from Orange Park, FL over 48 years ago. Mr. Welch served his country in the U.S. Navy, retiring as a Senior Chief Personnelman after 20 years of dedicated service then went on to become an Independent Insurance Agent. He was an avid hunter, fisherman and golfer as well as a lifetime member of the VFW #5625 of Chiefland and American Legion AMVETS Post #422 of Fanning Springs.
Mr. Welch is preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife, Lanita Welch of Trenton, FL; his daughters, Alison Whatley of Mc David, FL and Laurie Ann Welch of Maxville, FL; his sons, Bobby (Kim) Welch and Randy Welch of Middleburg, FL and Greg Welch of Fanning Springs, FL; his sisters, Dorothy Debrucker of Fairport, NY and Mary Jane Thomas of NY, his brother, Ed (Karen) Welch of Fairport, NY, 12 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
A Military Service with Full Honors will be held at Bushnell National Cemetery in Bushnell, FL on Tuesday, January 29, 2019 at 2:00 PM.