Lawrence Whitley “Bob” Welch, 66, of Mtn. Grove, Missouri, passed away Thursday, July 10, 2008, at his home after a long illness.
He was born on July 17, 1941 in Burdine, Missouri, the son of the late Herman and Mabel (Tate) Welch.
Bob had been married several times but no children were born to these unions. He enjoyed fishing, camping, hunting and working. He loved animals and riding his lawn mower.
Bob is survived by relatives in Arizona whom he missed dearly but was unable to visit due to illness; a stepdaughter of Springfield, Missouri, and a stepson of Mtn. Grove.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, one sister, two nephews and one niece. He will be dearly missed by those who knew and loved him.
In the past year he found joy in having Sherry (Kelley) Shirley and her husband, Tony, residing with him. He asked them to stay and care for him through the remainder of his illness so he could pass away peacefully in his home.
No services are planned at this time. Cremation was under the direction of Elliott-Gentry-Carder Funeral Home of Cabool, Missouri.