Charles Thomas Welch

30 March, 19358 January, 2021

Charles Welch, formerly of Huntsville, Alabama died Friday, January 8, 2021 in Athens, Georgia.

He was born in Fannin County, Texas, graduated from Texas A&M University, and served in the US Army prior to moving to Huntsville in 1960. In the course of his career as a mechanical engineer, he worked for NASA and Boeing, completed a Master's degree at UT Knoxville, and retired from Lockheed Martin in 2000.

His wife, Anne Atkinson Welch, preceded him in death in 2003.

He is survived by his son Thomas Welch of Los Angeles and daughter Laura Welch of Athens, Georgia and by four grandsons, Will Frame, John Porter Gilley, Thomas Gilley, and Samuel Gilley, all of Georgia.

The family's deepest gratitude goes to Dr. Jason Smith of Huntsville and the health care providers at Arbor Terrace of Athens, Georgia.

Due to the Covid risk, no services are planned but contributions in his memory to his favorite causes of local public radio or the welfare of animals would be welcomed.

Bernstein Funeral Home,, is in charge of funeral arrangements.


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Arnold Betbeze

11 February 2021

So sorry to see that Charlie has passed. We became friends when we both moved to Huntsville in 1960 .we we once housemates before we married. I enjoyed going to sports car races with him. He and I were timers and scorers at the race at Sebring FL twice and traveled there in my Austin Healey. Charlie got a speeding ticket in the Healey during his turn driving. We loved both he and Anne and kept in touch. Our Condolences to Laura &Tom. Arnold& Lynn Betbeze