James A. Welch 60, of Polk, passed away unexpectedly Monday, June 3, 2019 at his residence.
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He was born in Ashland, Ohio on December 28, 1958 the son of Dean & Doris (Reed) Welch. He had been a resident of Ashland County his entire lifetime and was a graduate of Mapleton High School class of 1977.
He had worked on the family dairy farm, U-Dean Farm in Polk, Ohio.
He was a member of the Polk Church of Christ.
He enjoyed trapping, hunting, traveling, flying and gardening.
Surviving are his daughter, Shenna (Seth) Cole of Ashland and their children, Alanah, Juliana & Jake; son, Joshua (Lindsey) Welch and their children, Braden & Lilian; his parents, Dean & Doris Welch of Polk; siblings, Julie (Rod) Rogers, Nancy Welch & Michael E. (Cheryl) Welch all of Polk; his sister-in-law, Sandy Welch of Polk and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Randy D. Welch and nieces, Abby & Zoe.
A Memorial Service will be held Friday, June 7, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. at the Denbow-Gasche Funeral Home. Friends may visit with the family from 5:00 p.m. until the time of the service at 7:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Polk Lions Club, for eye research c/o 608 Twp. Rd. 700 Polk, Ohio 44866
Expressions of sympathy may be made to the family by visiting denbowfh.com