Cover photo for Cecil Andrew Welch's Obituary
Cecil Andrew Welch Profile Photo
1936 Cecil 2017

Cecil Andrew Welch

October 10, 1936 — November 7, 2017

Cecil Andrew Welch, age 81, of Salem, Arkansas was born on October 10, 1936 in Hammond, Missouri, son of Benny Andrew and Francis Marie (Boyles) Welch. He departed this life on November 7, 2017 in Mountain Home, Arkansas.                                                                                         Cecil was united in marriage to Billie Smith on October 1, 1955 in Ava, Missouri and to this union two children were born. Cecil spent his working years as an automotive electrician and worked at Areawide Media for several years after retirement. He loved camping, fishing, working in his yard and loved being Papa Cecil to all the children they babysat. He was a loving son, brother, husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, friend and attended Viola First Baptist Church in Viola, Arkansas.            Cecil is survived by his wife; Billie Welch of Salem, Arkansas; two daughters, Debbie Scrivner and husband James of Lawrence, Kansas and Denise Klaus and husband Jay of Overland Park, Kansas; six grandchildren, Andrew Scrivner, Amy Stout and husband Laben, Krista Sage and husband Erik, Mike Skaggs and wife Shelley, Kara Kupzyk and husband Jason, Nathan Klaus and wife Cait; seven great grandchildren, Kolton Scrivner, Skyler Scrivner, Luke Sage, Keri Sage, Keagan Stout, Bennett Skaggs, Kate Kupzyk; many other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, four brothers (Curtis, Curby, Carrel and Conley) and great grandson (James Skaggs).   Funeral services will be 11:00 A.M. Friday, November 10, 2017 at Viola First Baptist Church in Viola, Arkansas with Jay Klaus, Rev. Larry Ring and James Scrivner officiating. Visitation will be 10:00 A.M. until time of service Friday, November 10, 2017. Interment will be in the Mitchell Cemetery in Mitchell, Arkansas. Pallbearers are Andrew Scrivner, Erik Sage, Mike Skaggs, Nathan Klaus, Jason Perryman and Stacy Perryman. Honorary pallbearers are Kolton Scrivner, Bennett Skaggs, Luke Sage, Charles Campbell and Ted McIntyre. Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and Children’s Home of Paragould Arkansas. Arrangements are under the direction of Barker Funeral Home of Salem, Arkansas.  
To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Cecil Andrew Welch, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Friday, November 10, 2017

Starts at 10:00 am (Central time)

Viola First Baptist Church

, Viola, AR 72583

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Funeral Service

Friday, November 10, 2017

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

Viola First Baptist Church

, Viola, AR 72583

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Interment

Friday, November 10, 2017

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

Mitchell Cemetery

, AR 72515

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Guestbook

Visits: 3

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree