OBITUARY

Ray L. Welsh

11 August, 192828 April, 2021

Ray Welsh, loving Father, Husband and Grandfather passed away on April 28, 2021, at the age of 92.

He was preceded in death by his first wife Betty Welsh (mother of his daughter Cheryl).

Survived by his wife Billie Messner-Welsh, daughter Cheryl Byrns (Scott). Grandchildren Chris Byrns, Brandon Byrns and Tony Anetrella, and 5 great-grandchildren, Charlotte, Elliott, Joseph, Cora and Olivia.

He was born in Columbus Ohio and graduated from Ohio State University. He spent his career working in commercial photography.

Ray had a positive outlook, and always had a smile. He treasured time spent with his family and loved ones and his many pets through the years. His love and kindness will be missed by all who knew him.

Visitation will be Saturday, May 1, from 12- 2 at the North Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home. A graveside service will follow at 2 pm at Hamilton Memorial Gardens. We respectfully request that "social distancing", wearing masks at all times, and all CDC measures be followed at the funeral home and cemetery.

Please share your thoughts and memories at www.chattanooganorthchapel.com

Arrangements are by the North Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory and Florist, 5401 Highway 153, Hixson, TN 37343.

  • FAMILY

  • Betty Welsh, First wife ( mother of his daughter Cheryl) (deceased)
  • Billie Messner - Welsh, Wife
  • Cheryl Byrns (Scott), Daughter
  • Chris Byrns, Grandson
  • Brandon Byrns, Grandson
  • Tony Anetrella, Grandson
  • He is also survived by five great grandchildren, Charlotte, Elliott, Joseph, Cora and Olivia.

Services

  • The family will receive friends

    Saturday, 1 May , 2021

  • Graveside Service

    Saturday, 1 May , 2021

Memories

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Skip Ireland

2 May 2021

Ray was a great guy. Loved working with him at Olan Mills. He was a long time customer who had a smile and a kind word for everyone. He was a joy to be around.

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Biography

Ray Welsh, loving Father, Husband and Grandfather passed away on April 28, 2021, at the age of 92.

He was preceded in death by his first wife Betty Welsh (mother of his daughter Cheryl).

Survived by his wife Billie Messner-Welsh, daughter Cheryl Byrns (Scott). Grandchildren Chris Byrns, Brandon Byrns and Tony Anetrella, and 5 great-grandchildren, Charlotte, Elliott, Joseph, Cora and Olivia.

He was born in Columbus Ohio and graduated from Ohio State University. He spent his career working in commercial photography.

Ray had a positive outlook, and always had a smile. He treasured time spent with his family and loved ones and his many pets through the years. His love and kindness will be missed by all who knew him.

Visitation will be Saturday, May 1, from 12- 2 at the North Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home. A graveside service will follow at 2 pm at Hamilton Memorial Gardens.

We respectfully request that "social distancing", wearing masks at all times, and all CDC measures be followed at the funeral home and cemetery.