Robert Odell Welch, 62, of Ovett, MS, died Friday, September 6, 2013 at South Central Regional Medical Center in Laurel, MS. Funeral services will be held at 3:00pm, on Sunday, September 8, 2013 at Christ's Church of Laurel, with Pastor Charles Hanchey and Pastor Jason Capers officiating. Burial will be in Union Line Cemetery. Ellisville Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements, 601-477-3797
Visitation will be held on Sunday, September 8, 2013 from 1:30pm - 3:00pm at Christ’s Church of Laurel.
Robert was a loving husband. He was also an accomplished musician and self taught guitarist. He loved his animals and was an avid deer and turkey hunter.
Robert is preceded in death by his father, William Ester Welch; mother, Leona Barry Welch and sister, Betty Welch.
Survivors include his wife, Wanda Parrish Welch, Ovett, MS and a host of cousins and loving friends.
Pallbearers will be Bill Barry, David Barry, James Hudspeth, Steve Jones, Gene Guined, Will Kelley, Johnny Debrown and David Barry Jr. Honorary pallbearers will be Ralph Wimberly, Roy Barry, Johnny Prine, Charles Graves, Luke Irvin, Anthony Windham and Ed Barry.
Family and friends may sign an online guest book at www.ellisvillefuneralhome.com