Henry Lee Welch

September 30, 1943 - October 14, 2022

Henry Lee Welch, 79 of Baxter Springs, KS passed from this life on Friday, October 14, 2022 at Freeman Hospital, Joplin, MO.

Henry was born September 30, 1943 in Dayton, OH to the union of James Welch and Helen Marie Ogan (Snyder). After high school Henry joined the United States Army serving four years in Germany during the Vietnam Conflict. Henry drove a truck for Tri-State and TDC for many years retiring in the early 2000’s. Henry enjoyed fishing, being outdoors and doing yardwork.

Henry was united in marriage to Eva (Venturella) Welch in Eureka Springs, AR. She preceded him in death in July 2021. Henry is also preceded in death by his parents and four brothers, Ollie, James, George, and Fred Welch.

Henry is survived by daughters, Terri Weathers and husband Trey, Lea Welch, and Susan Gough and husband Steve; sons, Curtis Welch, and Joe Martin wife Diana; brothers, Danny Welch and wife Ella, and Jimmy Welch; sisters, Clara Spurgeon and husband Lee, and Linda McIntosh; 15 grandchildren and 23 great grandchildren; along with extended family.

Graveside services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, October 19, 2022 at the Lowell Cemetery. Pastor Matt Robertson will officiate. Online condolences may be expressed at www.derfeltfuneralhomes.com.