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Wednesday November 3rd, 2021
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Charles Dale Welch, Sr.

Mr. Charles Dale Welch, Sr., age 75, of Dobson, passed away unexpectedly on Monday morning, November 1, 2021, at Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist surrounded by his loving family. Mr. Welch was born on June 15, 1946, in Surry County to the late Vincent Edmond Welch and Viola Jane Wood Welch. He graduated from Surry Central High School Class of 1964. He then prepared to serve our country in the United States Army. After graduating from basic training in Fort Benning, Georgia, he married his high school sweetheart, Judy Johnson, having had a loving marriage for 55 years. Charles was employed by Flowers Company for several years before becoming owner of Dobson Citgo in 1982 having just celebrated his 39th anniversary on Labor Day. According to close friend Gary York, “Dobson Citgo is a brand. People with needs would say, “Call Charles.” Dobson Citgo is a very healthy family business. The relationship Charles had with York Oil’s 51 years was unmatched by any other. Nothing could compare to it.” He enjoyed work but in his spare time he enjoyed fishing, watching Nascar races, floating on the river, sports in general as he was a former Dobson Yankees and Dobson Pirates coach, and spending time with his family. Charles was a devoted Baptist and long-time member of Salem Baptist Church in Dobson. He enjoyed greeting families and serving as Co-Head Usher. He was instrumental as a Building Committee member during the construction of the new sanctuary at Salem Baptist. He also was an active member of the Pairs-n-Spares Sunday School Class where he was known to grill a mouth-watering filet mignon. Charles was a loving husband, father, grandfather and father-in-law. Left to cherish his memories are his wife, Judy Johnson Welch; son, Charles Dale Welch, Jr. of Dobson, daughter and son-in-law, Sherri and Barry Stockner of Mount Airy, and son and daughter-in-law, Brandon and Melissa Welch of Dobson; five adored grandchildren, Taylor Kiser, Kendall Welch, Destiny Welch, Dannie Lynn Welch, Charlee Mae Welch and one special great-grandchild, Madison Marie Tolbert; a sister, Betty Welch Jarvis and husband Neil Jarvis of Winston-Salem as well as numerous nieces and nephews along with many, many close friends. In addition to his parents, Charles was preceded in death by a brother, James Edmond Welch, Sr. and an infant brother. The family will receive friends on Wednesday evening, November 3, 2021, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at Salem Baptist Church. The funeral service will be held at 2:00 pm on Thursday, November 4, 2021, at Salem Baptist Church by Rev. David Powell and Dr. Darrell Tate. A graveside service with Military Honors will be presented by the Veterans of Foreign Wars Memorial Honor Guard Mount Airy Post 2019 and Pilot Mountain Post 9436.. The body will lie in state 30 minutes prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Dobson Elementary School Backpack Program, PO Box 253, Dobson, NC 27017.

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Still hard to believe you have left us. We had some good times and made lots of memories. Miss you!

Mel and Joyce Nov 22 2021 8:14 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Charles Welch, Sr.

Chrystal Whitt Nov 17 2021 9:23 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Charles Welch, Sr.

Kathleen D. Fowler Nov 14 2021 1:25 PM

Having grown up knowing Charles, Jimmy , Betty and their parents, I'm not surprised at the outpouring of appreciation for his life of service by so many people. He set a standard of service few of us will achieve but to which of us all should aspire.
A life well lived. Now Rest In well deserved Peace Charles.

Bob Freeman Nov 12 2021 12:19 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Charles Welch, Sr.

Bob Freeman Nov 12 2021 11:35 AM

Charles you were bigger than life . Life well lived . God rest your soul .

Van Coe Family Nov 11 2021 7:38 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Charles Welch, Sr.

Jerry and Teresa Utt Nov 9 2021 1:23 AM

Sooo sorry! Charles was a good man and a great neighbor. We miss seeing him mow his yard. Love and prayers to all of you.

Jerry and Teresa Utt Nov 9 2021 1:22 AM

So sorry for your loss. Charles was a great man. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. God Bless. - Mark, Wendy, Avery, and Hadly Tucker.

Mark Tucker Nov 7 2021 7:28 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Charles Welch, Sr.

Lonnie & Pam Lewis Nov 7 2021 2:53 PM

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