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Thomas Dale Welch

December 29, 1947 — October 4, 2023

Crystal Springs

Thomas Dale Welch, affectionately known as "Pop", passed away peacefully at his home in Crystal Springs, Mississippi, on October 4, 2023. Born on December 29, 1947, in Pinola, Mississippi, Pop lived a life full of love and compassion, leaving behind an indelible mark on all those who had the pleasure of knowing him.

Pop dedicated his career to the food services industry before retiring. His work ethic was unwavering, always striving for excellence in everything he pursued. Friends and family remember him as a loving, caring, and hardworking individual who would go above and beyond to help anyone in need. The world has truly lost a remarkable soul.

Education played a significant role in Pop's life. He attended Pinola Mississippi Schools, where he gained knowledge and cultivated his thirst for learning. Always curious and open-minded, he embraced the opportunities education provided him.

Beyond his professional pursuits and educational endeavors, Pop had a wide range of interests and hobbies that brought joy to his life. He was a skilled woodworker capable of creating beautiful pieces with his hands. Whether it was building furniture or crafting intricate wooden structures, he possessed a natural talent that showcased his creativity.

In addition to his passion for woodwork, Pop found solace in working outdoors. His green thumb was evident as he meticulously tended to his yard with pride and dedication. Gardening brought him peace and allowed him to connect with nature—a place where he felt most alive.

One of Pop's greatest joys in life was fishing. With a fishing rod in hand and surrounded by the tranquility of the great outdoors, he felt at ease. The calmness of the water mirrored his serene demeanor, making fishing an activity that brought him endless happiness.

Pop's warm-hearted nature extended beyond his hobbies; it also radiated within his circle of family and friends. He deeply cherished every connection he made throughout his life. Pop was preceded in death by his two brothers, Gerald Welch and Randy Welch, and although they are no longer physically with us, their memories will forever be treasured.

Left to honor his legacy is his loving son, Phillip Kees, who was blessed to have had such an incredible role model and source of guidance throughout his life. Pop leaves behind a large and caring family, including seven brothers and sisters: Mitchell Welch, Deborah Kees, Wanda Odom, Dennis Welch , Steve Welch, and Scott Welch. The impact of Pop's character will resonate within each family member for generations to come.

Words cannot adequately express the profound sense of loss felt by Pop's family members and friends. His genuine compassion touched the lives of many, leaving them with lasting impressions of love and kindness. He was a pillar of strength and support to those around him—a dependable presence in times of joy and sorrow.

Pop's memory will be preserved through the stories shared by loved ones during countless gatherings where laughter filled the room. His wisdom and words of encouragement will continue to guide those he loved most dearly.

During this time of mourning, let us remember the exceptional man that Thomas Dale Welch was—a man who brought joy into the lives of others through his hard work, compassion, and unwavering love. May his soul find eternal peace as we celebrate a life well-lived. Rest in peace, dear Pop.

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Graveside Service

Saturday, October 14, 2023

3:00 - 4:00 pm (Central time)

Crystal Springs City Cemetery

s jackson st, Crystal Springs, MS 39059

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