Charles G. (Buck) Welch, age 82, passed away Monday, July 30, 2018, at Southwest Christian Care, Union City, Georgia.
He was born December 18, 1935, in Fannin County, to the late Harmon Gorden Welch and Edith (Chastain) Welch. Mr. Welch served as a paratrooper in the United States Army, was a Shriner for 44 years and served as the president for several years. He spent his adult career as an ironworker with Local 387 where he worked on many Atlanta landmark buildings. Buck was also an avid golfer for many years. Mr. Welch was a member of First Baptist Church of McCaysville/Copperhill, and he loved his Sunday School class.
He was preceded in death by four brothers, Alvin, Paul, Edward and Hoyt Welch; and three sisters, Marie Jernigan, Mildred Arpand and Hildred Bennett.
Survivors include his loving wife of 58 years, Penny Couch Welch; brother, Bob (Sherry) Welch; three daughters, Kelly Maria (Mark) Amos of Locust Grove, Georgia, Tara Nicole (Ted) Smith of Atlanta, Georgia and Misty Lea Mick of Atlanta, Georgia; five grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.
Memorial services were held Sunday, August 12, 2018, at 4 p.m. from the Finch-Cochran Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Matthew McDaniel and Mark Amos officiating. Arrangements entrusted to the Finch-Cochran Funeral Home of McCaysville, Georgia. You may send condolences to the family and sign the guest register at www.cochranfuneralhomes.com.