Johnnie Welch

Johnnie Terrell Welch, 80, of DeRidder died on Monday, Jan. 7, 2019 at Westwood Manor.

He served in the Louisiana National Guard as a young man. 

Survivors of his wife, Nelda Merle Dukes Welch; three children, Terrell Wayne Welch of Plano, Texas, Frances Lynette Welch Bellemin and husband Roy of Ball and Brett Alan Welch and wife Kreshnike of Austin, Texas; nine grandchildren; and three siblings, Sherrie Welch, Morris “Sluggo” Welch, and Lou Joyce Wylie, all of DeQuincy.

He was preceded in death by his parents Johnnie William Welch and Henrietta Lambert Welch of DeQuincy; and his infant son, Jesse.

Services were held at Texas Avenue Baptist Church in Deridder on Friday, Jan. 11. Pastor Lindsey Burns officiated. Burial followed at Beauregard Cemetery in DeRidder.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made to St. Jude’s.