Walter Wayne Welch, Jr.

Services for Walter Wayne Welch, Jr., 69, of Lufkin, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, May 15, 2008, in the Oakley-Metcalf Funeral Home Chapel, with Reverend R. G. "Bud" Davis and Dr. Daryl Smith officiating. Interment will follow in the Jonesville Cemetery.

Mr. Welch was born September 13, 1938, in Nacogdoches County, Texas, and he passed away Monday, May 12, 2008, in a local hospital.

Mr. Welch was retired from the Cherokee County Sheriff's Department, where he was a deputy. He was a graduate of Southpark High School in Beaumont. He served in the United States Army, and was a member of United Pentecostal Church.

Survivors include his mother, Mable Welch of Timpson; special cousins, Carolyn Robinson, Everitte Havard and Virginia Skinner, all of Huntington; caregiver, Tammy Matthews; and many other friends and relatives.

Pallbearers will be Len Havard, Michael Havard, Brian Havard, Casey Havard, Randy White and Keith Croffard.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Wednesday evening at Oakley-Metcalf Funeral Home.

Oakley-Metcalf Funeral Home, directors