OBITUARY

Nelson Welch

April 11, 1924March 9, 2012

Funeral services for Nelson Welch, 87, of Levelland will be 10:00 am; Tuesday, March 13, 2012 at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Levelland with Reverend Michael Holmes, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in City of Levelland Cemetery under direction of George Price Funeral Home. The family will receive visitors at the funeral home from 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm, Monday, March 12, 2012. He died, Friday, March 9, 2012 in Levelland.

Nelson was born on April 11, 1924 in Tahoka, Texas to John Cain and Minerva Lucinda (Butler) Welch. He married Lorena Wenzel on June 25, 1946 in Estancia, New Mexico. They moved to Levelland in 1951 from Brownfield, Texas. Nelson worked for Bob Reid Chevrolet for 14 years and then opened Welch Garage which he operated until 1986. He had been a member of the Levelland Lions Club in the past and was a longtime member of St. Paul Lutheran Church, Levelland.

Survivors include his wife: Lorena Welch of Levelland, his son: Bill Welch and his wife, Vicky of Lubbock, Texas; his daughter: Patricia Daniel and her husband, Larry of Odessa, Texas; four grandchildren: Brenton Welch and his wife, Tanis; Ricky Daniel and his wife, Stephanie; Natalie Matus and her husband, Scott and Becky Daniel and four great grandchildren: Sierra Bruington, Derek Daniel, Evelyn Daniel, and Kamdyn Matus.

The family suggests memorials to you favorite charity.

To join the family in celebrating Nelson’s life, please go to www.georgepricefunerals.com

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Visitation Monday, March 12, 2012
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, March 13, 2012

OTHER SERVICES:

  • Interment

Memories

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David Arthur

March 14, 2012

Bill and Vicky,
Pam and I are very sorry to hear about the loss of your father. You will be in our thoughts and prayers.
David and Pam Arthur (Denton, Texas)

Cheryl and Stan Carroll

March 13, 2012

We would like to share two memories of Nelson. The first is the possible fact that Nelson may have been the originator of the “man cave”. Nelson's man cave was housed in a small shed in the back yard. If you were ever lucky enough to be invited into this inner sanctum, you would have been pleasantly surprised to find a vast collection of books and music. Nelson was an avid reader of old westerns and had a very diverse music collection on album, 8-track and cassette. My second fond memory is a Nelson “truism”. He told me many years ago that he could judge your housekeeping abilities by the condition of the inside of your car. I think of him every time I find myself cleaning out the car wondering what he would think of my housekeeping skills. We will miss you, Nelson!

Travis Spears

March 12, 2012

Nelson Welch was a good guy...he raised good children....he will be well thought of....

John and Jan Gravitt

March 12, 2012

Welch family and friends we were saddend to hear of your loss. Levelland has lost a unsung pillar of the community. As longtime
friends and customers we know of the countless people he has helped and the lives of his past employees that he helped to find lifetime carrers with different merchants and companies around Levelland.Also I believe Nelson was one the last Levelland Drug coffee drinkers,I believe there is only one other left of the original downtownbusinessmen left. I do count it a honor and a privelege that he trusted me enoughto let me be his "pill man" for several years. Our thougts and prayers are with you

Steve Byrne

March 11, 2012

I am sorry to hear of the death of my friend and your husband and dad, Nelson. I have fond memories of his compassion and generosity. I can still remember those years I was in seminary when I would come home to Levelland and St. Paul's Lutheran to visit. Almost every time I would shake his hand at church, he would have a $20 bill in the palm of his hand he wanted me to have. Back then that $20 went a long way toward easing the road we travelled in seminary, since it was always cut pretty close financially. I never forgot his generosity and have striven to pass it on in my 36 years of ministry so far. I pray that you will pass on your memories of Nelson, as he is an ancestor worthy of remembering for generations to come. I know he is with the Lord now and am comforted by that. I pray for you, his family, in this time of grief, as well. God's blessings to you all.

March 11, 2012

Dearest Welch Family,
We were so sorry to hear about the passing of Nelson. He was a good man. We always enjoyed seeing him when he came to visit in San Angelo. Scott remembers how much Nelson enjoyed his BBQ. He is at peace now and in a wonderful place. May you find comfort in your memories. God bless all of you. Scott & Julie Lawlis

Dennis Moore

March 11, 2012

Sorry to hear of Nelson's passing. He was a truly good guy.

Bob Huckeby

March 11, 2012

I'm really sorry to hear about Nelson's passing. I know the family will miss him but will have many nice memories to help them heal. My condolences to the family

Vernon & Donna Wheeler

March 10, 2012

So sorry to hear of Nelson's passing. Vernon worked for him when we were married and spent a few years at Welch Garage. He was always fair and very supportive of our young lives. He was a fine man...
Vernon & Donna Wheeler

Dolores Townsend

March 10, 2012

Lorena & families,,,,
I send my deepest sympathy. Nelson was a very good person & a real pleasure to know. Prayer for the Lord to give you strength at this time & the days ahead.

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