John Charles Welch, 81 of Okeechobee, Florida, formerly of Indianapolis, took the hand of Jesus on Wednesday, May 31, 2023. He was born on March 26, 1942 in Indianapolis.
John served in the U.S. Navy. He worked for Ford Motor until his retirement. He was a member of Southport Masonic Lodge. He was a member of Fort Drum Community Church in Okeechobee, Florida.
John was an avid fisherman and had his boat captain license. John will be remembered for his love of his family, serving God, being a faithful member of his church.
John is survived by his beloved wife of 60 years Judith Lee Rexroat Welch, children Jimmy Welch, Jerretta (Eddie) O’Haver, sister Margaret Ann Wadsworth, Mira Grider, grandchildren John O’Haver, Matthew O’Haver, James (Ali) Welch and great granddaughter Luna Welch.
John’s Life Celebration® visitation will be Saturday June 10 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM at O’Riley Branson Funeral Service and Crematory, 6107 S. East Street, Indianapolis, Indiana 46227. A Celebration of John’s life will be held at 1:00 PM. Burial will follow at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery with military honors.
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