Jack Welch

April 11, 1928January 27, 2012

Jack Welch, II, age 83 of Marlin entered into rest on Friday, January 27, 2012. Services will be 2 P.M. Sunday, January 29, 2012 at Adams Funeral Home Chapel in Marlin, TX with the Dr. Holly Mitchell and Judge Robert Stem officiating. Burial will be at the Fort Parker Cemetery in Groesbeck, TX.

Jack was born April 11, 1928 in Groesbeck to Jack Dixon and Ann Louise Bauer Welch. Jack married Dimple Sue Williford in 1950. He served in the U.S. Army as a 2nd Lieutenant. Jack was a proud witness of the Atomic Bomb testing in Nevada. He was a State Representative in 1955 and 1957. Jack also represented The Texas Retailers Association as an Attorney for 35 years. In later years he remained a “yellow dog Democrat”, political activist, and founded the Interruption Society.

Survivors include his wife, Dimple Welch of Marlin, sons, Jack Dixon Welch, III of Berlin, Germany and William James Welch of Waco, Texas; daughter, Sally Ann Black of Marlin; brother, Howard Lee Smith of Marlin; grandchildren, Betsy Burnett, Will Butler, Rachel Rudloff and great-granddaughter, Allie Rudloff.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorials be made to the Samaritan House 154 Live Oak, Marlin, TX 76661.

Arrangements under the direction of Adams Funeral Home, Marlin, TX.


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Marcus & Susan Burson

January 30, 2012

Mrs. Welch and the entire Welch family
You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Joe & Beckie Lewis

January 30, 2012

Mrs. Welch & Family
Jack was a good friend of the Lewis Family. Our prayers and thoughts are with you.

Stuart & Helene Burson

January 30, 2012

Jack was always a man full of such generosity, good humor and unfastened honesty that after spending any time with him at all, you realized how rare and fortunate you were to call him a friend. He will be greatly missed but his legacy continues to live on through his children and grandchildren.

Wayne Cruseturner

January 29, 2012

Jack Welch was truly one of the good guys. Way back, he kept a poor, naive kid from serious trouble on more than one occasion, all pro bono. And I think he was proud of me when I went out into the world and tried and won in a small way. God bless your family, Jack. I will never forget you or the debt I owe you.

Julia Adams

January 29, 2012

I never had the opportunity to know Jack personally, but he had to be a man of great character to have the love and admiration of the good people I do know--his son Jim and daughter-in-law Brenda. My sincerest sympathy to Jim, Brenda and Dimple, and all those others who will be missing him.

Robert Harper

January 28, 2012

My sincere condolences to Dimple and the family of Jack Welch. I always considered Jack to be a friend and just a "great guy" who made a real contribution in so many ways. Jack and I were both born the same year, He will be genuinely missed by all who knew him and he will be remembered often as I think of Marlin friends. James R.W. (Robert) Harper, 118 Shore Dr., Portland, TX 78374.

D Glockzin

January 28, 2012

Jack is forever in our hearts.
David and Denise Glockzin