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Welch, Henry T. "Tom"
Henry T. "Tom" Welch, age 69, of Galesburg, Illinois died on Sunday, May 23, 2010 at 4:25 P.M. at Cottage Hospital in Galesburg, Illinois.

He was born on January 10, 1941 in Louisville, Kentucky, the son of Henry and Jewel Campbell Welch.

He married Dolores Nichols on June 11, 1983 in Galesburg, Illinois. She survives of Galesburg, Illinois.

Also surviving are:

Sons: Mark (Lisa) Welch of Galesburg, Illinois, Mike Welch of Jeffersonville, Indiana and Tim Welch of Carlsbad, New Mexico

Stepdaughter: Rhonda Perkins of Galesburg, Illinois

Nine grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

He served in the United States Air Force from February 1, 1961 until October 9, 1964 during the Vietnam War.

He worked in communications at AT&T and Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad, retiring from both.

He was of the Catholic faith.

He was a member of the Knights of Columbus in Galesburg, Illinois and Communications Workers of America.

Cremation Rites will be accorded. Per his request, there will be no services.

Memorials may be made to Corpus Christi Catholic Church or St. Vincent de Paul Society Food Pantry.

Online condolences and sympathy cards may be sent through: www.hurd-hendricksfuneralhome.com.
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