He was born Feb. 14, 1958, in Mountain City to the late Lon J. Welch and Thelma Holbrook Welch. He was an auto collision repairman with Welch’s Classic Customizing. He was a member of Free Spirit Gospel Ministry and was a member of Carver’s Chapel Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Sandra Lou Walker.
Survivors include: his wife, Elaine Mize Welch of Toccoa; a son, Steven Harold Welch II of Toccoa; four daughters, Nicole Rice of Toccoa, Stephany Welch and Misty Welch, both of Mountain City, and Greta Shackleford of Eastanollee; a brother, Bruce Welch of Mountain City; a sister, Vonnie Gay of Mountain City; and eight grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Friday at Blue Heights Baptist Church with the Rev. Allen Webb and layman Lloyd Hunter officiating. The Rev. George McKenzie conducted graveside services.
Hunter Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. An online guestbook is available at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Clayton Tribune, June 28, 2012