Arnold Max “Buddy” Welch, age 80 of Pulaski, passed away on Nov. 5. Born Dec. 30, 1938 in Bristol, Va., he was the son of the late Arnold Harris Welch and Sarah Elizabeth Kennedy Welch.

Welch was a veteran of the United States Army and worked as an electrician out of the Roanoke IBEW-LU #637 for 26 years and for 12 years within the Virginia Tech Facilities Department.

He is survived by his wife, Neecia Burton Welch, children Barry (Allison) Welch, Brian Welch, Katherine Kapala and her husband, Charles Davis; grandchildren Samuel Welch, Nicholas Welch, Casey Welch, Alexander Welch, Ashley Welch, and Eleanor Davis; and brothers Ronald (Carla) Welch and Gary (Vickie) Welch. His brother, J.C. Welch, twin sister, Nancy Johnston, and sister, Linda Muncy preceded him in death.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, Nov. 8, 2019 at 2 p.m. at the Bower Funeral Home Chapel in Pulaski. Interment will follow at the Highland Memory Gardens in Dublin where he will receive full military honors.

The family will receive friends on Thursday, Nov. 7 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home.

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