Edward Welch

Obituary of Edward Gene Welch

Edward Gene Welch, 75, of Kingwood, WV, passed away April 8, 2024, at the Mon Health Medical Center in Morgantown.


He was born January 9, 1949, in Morgantown, a son of the late Rosealee (Awman) and Glenn Welch.


Ed was a 1968 graduate of Kingwood High School and proudly served his country in the US Army during the Vietnam War. Ed was a proud member of Chapter 306 Vietnam Veterans in Morgantown and was also a lifetime member of the VFW Post #826 and the NRA. He retired from the Albright Power Station in 2010 after nearly 40 years of service. He loved the outdoors, whether it was hunting, fishing, camping, riding his Harley, or working on the family farm. Ed also enjoyed working on and restoring old farm tractors, going to the state fair, and most of all spending time with his family. He considered himself blessed with an additional 12 years of time with his family after a liver transplant, thanks to the generous donor, Edward Cosner.


Ed is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Carolyn (Cannon) Welch; one son, Travis Welch and wife Kelly of Albright; two sisters, Patricia Rodeheaver and husband James of Bruceton Mills and Phyllis Stanton and husband Rod of Albright; two grandchildren, Aubrey and Cooper Welch; mother-in-law, Bernice G. Cannon of the Lenox community and several nieces and nephews.


Friends may call at the Field Funeral Home in Masontown, WV, on Wednesday, April 10, 2024, from 2:00 – 8:00 pm. A funeral service will be held on Thursday, April 11, 2024, at 11:00 am with Pastor Rick Sharpless officiating. Interment will follow at the WV National Cemetery in Pruntytown with full military honors by the Preston County Honor Guard and the WVANG.


Condolences may be extended to the family online at www.fieldfuneralhome.com



Final Resting Place

1:00 pm
Thursday, April 11, 2024
WV National Cemetery
42 Veterans Memorial Lance
Grafton, West Virginia, United States
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