OBITUARY

Steven Charles Welch

September 29, 1963January 26, 2016
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Steven Charles Welch died on January 26, 2016, in Aquilla, Texas. He leaves behind his beloved wife, Lorie, and his precious children, Ransom and Copeland.

Steve was a groundbreaker, leader and innovator in the commercial flooring industry. He founded and led Woodwright Hardwood Floor Company, headquartered in Dallas. With an acclaimed portfolio reaching beyond Texas to a national and international clientele, Steve had the honor of being involved in such prestigious projects as the George W. Bush Presidential Library, Kimbell Art Museum, Tobin Center for Performing Arts, and Winspear Opera House. Steve was respected and admired by his employees, and had a profound effect on their lives.

Steve believed his most important role was as a husband and a father. He married his soulmate, Lorie Burnette Welch, who brought endless joy and light to his life. Lorie and Steve built a beautiful, faith-filled family together. There was no father more proud of a son and a daughter than Steve. His greatest joy in life was his time on the ranch with his wife and kids. His sweetness, positive attitude, sense of humor and determination live on in his wonderful children.

Steve fought a courageous battle with cancer.

The families request, in lieu of flowers, donations can be made to: Steve Welch Memorial Fund c/o Plains Capitol Bank 2010 N. Hampton Rd. DeSoto, TX 75115

Services

  • Visitation

    Thursday, February 4, 2016

  • Funeral

    Friday, February 5, 2016

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September 30, 2016

This morning I sang Happy Birthday to Steven. I miss you and your calls as you drove from Dallas to Aquilla. Steven, you left so much beauty for tens of thousands on this earth. Your talent, heart and spirit live on forever. I will be there in heaven with you and Tim soon. I can hardly wait, there is so little left for me here on earth. Love, Mom

Joan Peterson Welch Davis

September 5, 2016

Steven, this last weekend we celebrated the birthdays of your brothers, Tim and Paul. Both born on 9/3. Tim is there with you in eternity, Paul soldiers on without his brothers. We think about you both daily. Dear God, is there any greater loss than a son much less two sons. My heart weeps with every dawn that breaks. Love, Mom

August 2, 2016

When Steven was seven years old we lived across the street from a Presbyterian church which we never attended. One day a knock came at our door. It was the Pastor of the church. He told me that he found Steven in his church, praying, several times. Steven embraced the grace of God early in life all on his own. Love, Mom

July 16, 2016

For those who might not realize, he was a loving and adventurous brother to myself and my fellow six siblings. He was someone who brought endless laughter, joy, happiness, creativity, kindness, strength and incredible love to our lives--- daily, there is not a moment goes by, in which, Gabi (our sister), Michael (our brother) and myself don't think of him, he's always in our hearts and mind. He was and will always be one of my heroes. He was a man of many things, but importantly, he was, and still is, one of the best older brothers and siblings I am incredibly grateful to have. Love you and miss you so much, my dear, sweet brother.
Love you endlessly,
Steffi (your lil sis)

July 15, 2016

Steven, I miss you so much everyday. I remember when you were so young and had respiratory problems and ended up in the hospital so often. You were in an oxygen tent and could not sleep until I joined you in the tent and sang lullabies to you. Now, I sing to you each night. Sleep well my sweet baby boy. Love, Mom

March 14, 2016

There are no words to express the loss of my son Steven. His brother Michael and sisters Gabriella and Stephanie treasure their memories of him.
Love , Mom

Flor Almazan Rodriguez

March 12, 2016

I was blessed to have personally known and worked for one of most hardworking and dedicated men.Not only surprised by also saddened by the news , I know that the Welch Brunettes' have lost a pillar and a warrior and I offer my prayers and my support in this difficult time. I will always be thankful to have known and worked for this amazing guy and his amazing and supportive wife and beautiful family. Prayers and blessings to all of you!

Pamela Bolton

March 2, 2016

I have known Steve for about 37 years that I've been in the floor covering business. (Carpet Services, Inc) His Uncle Tom started Woodwright and then Steve took it over. Steve was such a very upstanding gentleman and all who knew him enjoyed working with him. He was so very knowledgeable when it came to wood floors. He will truly be missed in our industry. I'm so very sorry for your loss and I am praying for his family, colleagues and friends. May God's Peace and Comfort be with you during this very difficult time.

Pamela Bolton
Creative Flooring Solutions

February 19, 2016

I am sorry for your loss. May the God of all comfort and peace be with you and your family. Psalm 29:11

Kathy Harper

February 5, 2016

So sorry to hear of Steve's passing. I knew him years ago while working for CSI (Carpet Services Inc). Praying for your family during this time.

FROM THE FAMILY