OBITUARY

Lonnie "Burt" Burton Welch Jr.

October 3, 1930February 15, 2013

WELCH, LONNIE BURTON "BURT," JR., age 82, passed away Friday, February 15, 2013. He was a loving husband, wonderful father, and a very beloved granddad. He is preceded in death by his parents, Lon and Cordie Welch of Madison, Florida. Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Myrtice Woodard Welch of Vestavia Hills, Alabama; brother, William (Bill) Langford Welch and his wife Nancy of Vestavia Hills; sons, Greg Welch of Vestavia Hills, Gary (Lisa) Welch of Helena, Alabama, and Wayne (Susan) Welch of Vestavia Hills; daughter, Rhonda (Steve) Anthony of Flower Mound, Texas; eight grandchildren, Shane (Randi) Welch, Garrett Welch, Robert Welch, Amanda Welch, Ashley Welch, Mary Todd Anthony, Lilly Anthony, and Haleigh Frances Anthony; and many other beloved family members. Burt was born October 3, 1930 in Jacksonville, Florida. He was a graduate of Florida State University where he was a member of Theta Chi Fraternity. He served in the U.S. Navy as a pilot on the U.S.S. Midway. He worked for GMAC for many years and later joined his brother at Industrial Chemicals, Inc. Burt was a member of York Rite Mason, Zamora Shriners, Royal Order of Jesters, and Shades Valley Rotary. He was ordained as a deacon at First Baptist Church, Jacksonville, Florida. At the time of his death, he was an active member of the Truth Seekers Class at Shades Mountain Baptist Church in Vestavia Hills. The family will receive friends Monday, February 18, 2013 from 1-2 p.m. at Ridout's Southern Heritage Funeral Home in Pelham, Alabama. A Funeral Service will follow at 2 p.m. in Ridout's Southern Heritage Chapel, Pelham. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Shades Mountain Baptist Church, 2017 Columbiana Road, Birmingham, AL 35216.

Services

  • Visitation Monday, February 18, 2013
  • Funeral Service Monday, February 18, 2013
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Lonnie "Burt" Burton Welch Jr.

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Linda Walker

February 18, 2013

Myrt,Bill,children & grandchildren,

My heart aches for your loss. Knowing & loving all of you. Burt & Myrt were cousins that I loved and appreciated all the things they did for me in my childhood. My dad thought of Burton as a brother. I know they will see each along with other loved ones that have already passed. My family Dewey,Linda, Eric his wife Brenda, our grandson Cory pray for you all at this time in your lives.

Kay Suttle

February 17, 2013

Mrytice and Family,
I worked for Industrial Chemicals 9 years, and during that time I found Burt to be a man of character and honesty, and a man that loved his family. He truly cared about the employees and treated them with the utmost respect. My employment at Industrial Chemicals was the best work experience I have ever had because of Burt. He was a wonderful boss and I am thankful that I had the privilege of knowing him. My deepest sympathies to you and your family.

Carl & Joan Register

February 17, 2013

Mert -

The Register family sends their deepest regrets on Bert's passing. Bert was a good man and will be missed by many people. We have some very fond memories of his kindness and genuine thoughtfulness.

May God be with you and the family during this time of celebrating his life.

Eric & Pat Oller

February 17, 2013

We are so sorry for your loss. Burt was a true southern gentleman and one of the best friends any person could have. He will be sorely missed by everyone who knew him.

Harold Payne

February 17, 2013

One of my most respected friends and fellow Christian. Always so faithful to S. S. class and any endeavor we were involved with. Great memories of his hunting stories and flying events.

February 17, 2013

MYRTICE,
OUR SYMPTHY, LOVE, AND PRAYERS TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY DURING YOUR GREAT LOSS OF BURTON.
MAY GOD GRANT YOU PEACE FOR THE DAYS AHEAD.
AGAPE'
CURTIS & CORRINE REAMS
WAYNESV ILLE, NC

Charlotte Floyd

February 16, 2013

Myrtice, We are so sorry to hear of Burt's passing. Our Deepest Sympathy to you and your family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.

The families of Charlotte, Beverly and Ken

FROM THE FAMILY