E. Welch of Soddy-Daisy died Tuesday in a local hospital. He was 70.
A retiree from Combustion Engineering after more than 30 years, he was a member of the International Association of Machinists Local 56, and a member of the Ashland Terrace Christian Church.
Survivors include his wife, Bette Anne Tankersley Welch; son, the Rev. Michael L. Welch, Rocky Mount, N.C.; sister, Estel Lewis, Soddy-Daisy; a grandson, Garrison Murphey, Rocky Mount, N.C., several nieces and nephews.
Services will be held Friday at 11:00 a.m. at the chapel of Williamson and Sons Funeral Home with Dr. Kenneth I. Rickett and the Rev. John W. Gregory officiating.
Burial will be in Bowman Cemetery with Marvin Williams, Sonny Ewton, Winson Conrad and Van and Nevel Lewis serving as pallbearers.
Honorary pallbearers are the elders and deacons of Ashland Terrace Christian Church.
The family will receive friends today from 7:30 to 10:00 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorial Contributions may be made to the Ashland Terrace Christian Church Building Fund.
Submitted by Susan Kendall