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David Duane Welch

June 21, 1958 ~ January 16, 2024 (age 65) 65 Years Old

David Welch Obituary

David Duane Welch, age 65 passed away peacefully on Tuesday, January 16, 2024 at Raleigh General Hospital in Beckley, WV. He was born on June 21, 1958 in Detroit, Michigan.

David is preceded in death by his late wife Patricia Welch; his sister Diana Lynn Smith; his nephew Jason William; his brother in law Ronald Marcin; his brother Raymond Welch; his father Bill Welch, and aunt Brenda Garner.

He leaves behind to cherish his memory his mother Nancy Barbra Hanson; stepfather Bob Hanson; brother Ron Hanson; his niece Rayna Hanson; niece Jennifer Lynn Smith Plumley, and her husband Anthony Dean Plumley, and many extended family and friends who will miss him dearly.

Cremation arrangements have been entrusted to Melton Mortuary and Cremation Center who are honored to serve the family during this difficult time. A celebration of life will be held on Saturday February 3rd, 2024 from 5-7pm at the Welcome Baptist Church located at 206 8th Street Beckley, WV 25801. Words of comfort and condolences may be offered to the family by visiting his tribute page at

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