Donald P. Welch

September 25, 1938 ~ December 22, 2023 (age 85) 85 Years Old

Donald Welch Obituary


Donald Paul (Donnie) Welch went to be with his Lord and Savior December 22, 2023.  Donnie was born in Gortner, Maryland September 25, 1938, the son of Paul William and Anna Elizabeth (Alexander) Welch.

Donnie loved to be outdoors hunting or fishing, and he especially loved his short haired pointer, Nellie. Donnie played slow pitch softball for the Mountain Top League as well as the Christian League, coaching the team for Oak Park Church.  Donnie also coached several Little League baseball teams. Donnie was an avid golfer and played for many years at the Oakland Country Club.

Donnie was a member of Goshen Baptist Church, Morgantown, WV and was previously a member of Oak Park Church of the Brethren, Oakland, MD.  He was active in the church until his health began to fail.

Donnie was preceded in death by his daughter, Kimberly Renee Shirer, his brother William Welch and wife Pat, and his nephew Gary Welch.  Donnie leaves behind his wife of 31 years, Joan Sites Welch, a granddaughter, Hannah Miles (Wayne) and great grandson Elliott Myers-Shirer of Friendsville, MD, nephews William (Sharon) Welch, Ooltewah, TN, Robert (Cindy) Welch, Cumberland, MD, Richard Welch, Oakland, MD, and niece Paula (Charles) Stark, Oakland, MD.  Donnie was close to his stepchildren especially his stepson Jason Bowen (Sandy) Maysville, WV, and his granddaughters Trisha Smith (Brandon) Grafton, WV and Bobbie Bowen Pueblo, CO.

Donnie worked for over 40 years for CSX Railroad at times as Freight Agent in Petersburg, WV, and later as a B&O Railroad Telegraph Operator in Rowlesburg, WV, retiring in 2000. 

Donnie requested his remains be cremated.  A memorial service will be held at the Oak Park Church of the Brethren, Oakland, MD on January 27th at noon.  Pastor Carl Fike of Oak Park Church and Pastor Dan Meadows of Goshen Baptist will conduct the service.

Donations may be given to Oak Park Church of the Brethren, 110 Church Lane, Oakland, MD 21550 or Goshen Baptist Church, 1070 Goshen Road, Morgantown, WV 26508.

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Memorial Service
January 27, 2024

12:00 PM
Oak Park Church of the Brethren
110 Church Lane
Oaklan, MD 21550


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