Vic Welch, 75, of Fort Branch, passed away Jan. 27, 2019 at Deaconess Gateway. Vic was born in Gentryville to the late Ray Arvis Welch and Aizel (Fleager) Rainey on Jan. 21, 1944. He is also preceded in death by one brother, Everett Welch.

Vic was retired from Whirlpool after 40 years and from K of C Trucking, was a race car driver his whole life, restored a 1957 Chevy and was a volunteer fireman at the Chandler Fire Department where he was also the Firehouse Santa.

Vic is survived by his wife, Carol Jean (Heuring) Welch of Fort Branch; two sons, Michael Ray Welch of Fort Branch and Scott Andrew (Kelli) Welch of Newburgh; brother, Abraham Welch, of Gentryville; sister, Diana Welch of Greenfield, Ind.; grandchild, Casey Allen Welch; and step grandchildren, Joseph and Danielle.

Services for Vic will be on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019 at 2 p.m. at Stodghill Funeral Home in Fort Branch with Reverend Kenny Armitage officiating and Burial following at the Gentryville Cemetery in Gentryville.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019 from 10 a.m. till service time at the funeral home. In Lieu of flowers the family request donations be made to the American Diabetes Foundation or the American Cancer Association.

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