OBITUARY

Claude Calvin Welch, Jr.

July 13, 1946March 10, 2018

Claude Calvin Welch, Jr., of Varina, passed away suddenly on March 10, 2018 at home surrounded by his family. He was preceded in death by his parents, Margaret Blankenship Welch and Claude Calvin Welch, Sr. Left to cherish his memory are Christine Garber Welch; son, Jason Welch and wife, Wanda; two grandchildren, Kenley and Camden Welch; brother, Stuart Welch; sister, Lou Sheets; nephew, Jimmy; and niece, Ashley. He also felt blessed to have so many wonderful friends (you know who you are). Claude attended Highland Springs High School where he played football and excelled in track, setting state records that remained unbroken for years. He was also an EMT at Allied Ambulance in Richmond. Claude finally found his niche as a Private Investigator, “Minimum P.I.”, and Process Server. He was a past member of the Varina Jaycees. The Federal Club golf course was his newest pleasure. Claude enjoyed golfing and hunting with his friends, cruising through the Caribbean and Canada, and “terrorizing the village” in his hunting buggy. A visitation will be held at Nelsen Funeral Home on Laburnum Avenue on Friday, March 16, 2018 from 2-4 p.m., followed by a brief memorial service at 4 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please honor his memory with a gift to your favorite charity. Online condolences may be made at www.nelsenrichmond.com.

  • FAMILY

  • He was preceded in death by his parents, Margaret Blankenship Welch and Claude Calvin Welch, Sr. Left to cherish his memory are Christine Garber Welch; son, Jason Welch and wife, Wanda; two grandchildren, Kenley and Camden Welch; brother, Stuart Welch; sister, Lou Sheets; nephew, Jimmy; and niece, Ashley.

Services

  • Visitation Friday, March 16, 2018
  • Memorial Service Friday, March 16, 2018
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Claude Calvin Welch, Jr.

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Mike Misseri

March 14, 2018

Very sorry to hear of Claude's passing. We worked together at Allied Ambulance together many years ago. I remember him well and enjoyed working with him. My deepest sympathy to Stuart and the rest of the family.

Sherman & Brenda Burwell

March 12, 2018

To Chris , Jason and the rest of the family we want to convey our sincere sympathy, Claude was not only a friend ,he was family and you know that includes your family .We are still reeling with the fact he is no longer here. but he will always be here in spirit. Claude was a " hoot" and kept all the guys at Lotseys on their toes....Without a doubt his presence down here on earth will be greatly missed and will always be a void in our lives... May you rest in eternal peace.....sleep easy our friend!! We will love and miss you forever⚘

Sherman & Brenda Burwell

FROM THE FAMILY