OBITUARY

Robert J. Welch

March 23, 1933August 7, 2018
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Robert J. “Bob” Welch 85, passed away peacefully on August 7, 2018. His parents, Emerson and Lula Welch and brothers J.C., Marsh and Ralph Welch, preceded him in death. Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Carol Buky Welch, sons; Craig (Kelley), Mark (Linda) and Scott (Jill), his sister Lucille Allen, grandchildren; Kristen, Brandon, Evan and Marcos, great-grandchildren; Hayden, Bexley and Madeline, several nieces and nephews and his loving pet, Lucianne. Bob was born in Shepherdsville, KY. He joined the Navy and became a Petty Officer during the Korean Conflict. He worked at Ford Motor Company for 35 years as a Senior Executive then founded and owned Welch Builders for 25 years. Bob served as both National Association of Home Builders Director and the State Association Director for many years. Along with being a land developer and an award winning Homearama builder, he served on the Executive Committee and Board of Directors of the Building Industry Association several years and as President of the Association in 1997. He was the recipient of the Howard C. Reeves Memorial Award in 1992 and 1993 and the recipient of the 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Building Industry Association. Bob was also a Kentucky Colonel. He was a member of Southeast Christian Church and Resurrection Methodist Church. When his sons were young, Bob was actively involved in coaching them at Black Mudd Little League and was one of the founders of Highview Little League. Visitation will be Saturday August 11, 2018 from 2:30-7pm and Sunday, August 12, 2018 from 12:00 – 2:00 pm at Arch L. Heady at Resthaven Funeral Home, 4400 Bardstown Road. A funeral service to honor the life of Bob will be held Sunday, August 12, 2018 at 2:00 pm in the chapel of the funeral home. Memorial gifts can be made to Parkinson’s Support Center of Kentuckiana 315 Townepark Circle, Suite 100 Louisville, KY

  • FAMILY

  • His parents, Emerson and Lula Welch and brothers J.C., Marsh and Ralph Welch, preceded him in death.
    Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Carol Buky Welch, sons; Craig (Kelley), Mark (Linda) and Scott (Jill), his sister Lucille Allen, grandchildren; Kristen, Brandon, Evan and Marcos, great-grandchildren; Hayden, Bexley and Madeline, several nieces and nephews.
  • DONATIONS

  • Parkinson's Support Center of Kentuckiana

Services

  • Visitation Saturday, August 11, 2018
  • Visitation Sunday, August 12, 2018
  • Funeral Service Sunday, August 12, 2018
REMEMBERING

Robert J. Welch

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Irene Walsh

August 9, 2018

Bob you will be so missed by our family, we hold you close to our hearts and prayer during these times. Bob loved my coconut pie, if he wasn't at our gatherings I tried to send him a piece home. I will be thinking of him whenever I bake this pie.

David Mindel

August 9, 2018

We are deeply sorry about the loss of Robert. Our thoughts are with you as you honor and remember his legacy.

- Mindel, Scott & Associates

Winston Church

August 9, 2018

Bob was a client and a great friend and he will be missed. He was a real asset to the home building industry!
Carol, Pat and I wish you the best!

Stan Logan

August 8, 2018

He made you better because he demanded better. He was a big influence on me and my career.

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