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Richard "Rick" A. Welch

March 29, 1955 - June 4, 2019

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Saturday, June 22, 2019
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1:00 PM to 2:00 PM

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Richard “Rick” Welch, 64, of Raleigh, North Carolina died unexpectedly on June 4, 2019.

Rick was born in Flint, Michigan to the late Gerald and June "Blanche" Carsten Welch.

He is survived by his adoring wife, Laurel Welch; daughters, Tabitha Welch, Victoria Locklear, and Sarah Wong; son, Ted Chavis; brother, Jerry Welch; grandchildren, Jasmine Chavis, Nathaniel Hunt, Gabrielle Chavis, Steven Jacobs, Shyann Jernigan and Leah Jacobs; and one great- grandaugther, Riyann Hunt.

Rick proudly served his country for seventeen years in the U.S. Army which took him to Germany and Korea.

A celebration of life service will be held at Renaissance Funeral Home, 7615 Six Forks Road, Raleigh, North Carolina, on Saturday, June 22, 2019 at one o'clock in the afternoon with a reception immediately following.
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Vishal Katta
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June 18, 2019
Missing our beloved friend Rick... Aka (Walter White) .....
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Ellen Burrows
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June 18, 2019
I would like to express my deepest sympathy and send prayers to you Laurel and the rest of Rick’s family for comfort and guidance as you face the difficult days ahead. Rick was such a positive influence at the office. I enjoyed his sense of humor and infectious laugh. He was such a vibrant member of our team who will be forever in our thoughts. God Bless.
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Laura Paschall
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June 17, 2019
Since I heard of Rick’s passing, my mind keeps going to fond memories of time spent with him and Laurel. I was lucky to befriend them during my time in Raleigh and their home was always a place of warm welcome to me. I always had such fun sharing time and food and drinks with them both. Rick’s smile was just infectious, you know? And his love for both Laurel and Sarah was so evident...he glowed with pride whenever he spoke of his special ladies. Sadly I lost touch the past few years, but I will always be thankful and cherish the friendship and good times Rick brought into my life. Laurel, know that I am thinking of you in this time.
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Joe Trager
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June 17, 2019
We did not know Rick as long as we wanted, but he sure was as fun person to hang out with! All his friends in Detroit will miss him a lot. Our community is not the same without him! He was a funny, and generous man.
His friendship will b missed by many.
R.I.P Rick!
Detroit Joe
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June 17, 2019
My fishing buddy and little brother, both equally as important will be missed greatly. No matter where we were we always managed to visit and keep in touch. Richard always prized his annual "Koegels" Christmas gift when not living in Michigan. His "L" meant so much to him and every fish he caught was for her. When fishing was slow he would worry that he wouldn't catch one to take home to her. Our motto, when fishing on Sunday, "Better fishing and thinking of God, than sitting in church thinking of fishing.

Brother, Jon and Mary Lou
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June 15, 2019
Rick was funny and thoughtful and wise and kind. He was a respected friend. I wish I'd taken more time to stay in touch. His cigar parties were one of the few social events I genuinely enjoyed and felt completely comfortable at. He will be deeply missed.
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I have known Rock for more years than I can remember. He was a wonderful man that i loved dearly. He was always a good friend. Loved his "Cigar Parties". It was a great way to get to know others in an intimate setting. Prayers for Laurel and the family. Love you all.
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Mrs. Patricia Laney
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June 14, 2019
When I was first hired at Fort Bragg Schools it was the day before school opened. The students who would be in my class were just told the teacher would be on the first day, no name. When I got to the school Mr Welch was there waiting to meet me! He was such a blessing to me. My husband was still in Germany and Mr Welch just jumped right in and helped me get the room ready for the students! I’ll never forget that day. He really was a special dad helping a teacher he didn’t know. I can’t thank the Welch family enough for making my first year at Murray School so great.
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Lit a candle in memory of Richard "Rick" A. Welch
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I am so sorry for your loss, and mine. The last time I saw Rick was in Fayetteville.. He had texted and asked me to meet him for lunch. It just lifted my heart to be invited, to know that he thought of me. He was so sweet. We had a lovely visit.
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