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Billy Joe (B.J.) Welch

January 26, 1931 November 21, 2017
Billy Joe (B.J.) Welch
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Obituary for Billy Joe (B.J.) Welch

Billy Joe (B.J.) Welch, age 86, of Farragut passed away Tuesday evening, November 21 at his home.

Billy Joe was a veteran of the U S Army serving during the Korean War. He was a graduate of Central High School in Savannah, Tennessee Tech and received his Masters degree from the University of Tennessee. Billy Joe was retired from TVA after 35 years of service and worked with SAIC in Oak Ridge after his retirement. He was an avid fisherman, golfer and enjoyed bowling.

Billy Joe is preceded in death by his parents, Andrew Welch and Lucille Tucker Welch; sisters, Betty Sue Terry and Kay Frances Templeton and great grandson, Camden Matthew Welch.

He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Mary Jo Welch; children, Steve (Suzann) Welch of Simpsonville, South Carolina, Mary Nan (Randy) Arnwine of Farragut, Jeff Welch of Farragut, Tim (Dee Dee) Welch of Farragut, Laurenn (Chip) Champion of Marietta, Georgia; 11 grandchildren; several nieces and a nephew.

A private family service will be held at Concord United Methodist Church with Rev. Larry Trotter officiating. Inurnment will be in the church columbarium.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Concord United Methodist Church. 11020 Roane Drive, Farragut, Tennessee 37934.

Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel, 11915 Kingston Pike is serving the Welch family.

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