ForeverMissed
William D Welsh “Bill” passed from this life on January 3rd, 2019 at home in Franklin, Ohio after a short illness. He was born in Los Angeles, California on Oct 5th, 1940, but has been a resident of Ohio for 47 years. He is preceded in death by his wife Betty L Welsh, parents William J Welsh and Dorothy Boyd, brother Richard Welsh and 2 grandchildren Christopher Phipps and Caitlin Welsh. He is survived by his loving children Bill Welsh (Sue), Bob Welsh (Denise), Tammy Walendzak (Tony) ,Rich (Carla) ,Evelyn Villarreal (Dan), John Long (Stephanie), his sisters Sheri Deleo (Dick), Sandy and brother  Robert(Collen), also 15 grandchildren and 22 Great Grandchildren, as well as numerous other family and friends including Fishing and hunting buddies Jack Odum and Jerry Oaks.  Bill proudly served in the US Navy and worked various jobs including owning a pest management firm. He took great pride in his family and was always there to help if needed. He will be missed by all that loved him.
There will be a graveside service Wednesday, January 9, 2019 at 10:45am at Dayton National Cemetery, 4100 W 3rd St, Dayton, OH 45428.
As all that knew Bill, suffered with lung disease for the last many years. In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to: 
In Memory of William D Welsh 
American Lung Association

Professional arrangements entrusted to W.E. Lusain Funeral Home.

Posted by Tony Walendzak on January 13, 2019
POP, YOUR WISE SAYINGS AND SILLY JOKES MADE MY DAY. THE JOKES OF ME BEING POLISH NEVER GOT OLD...YES THEY DID... LOVE YA AND HAVE COFFEE WITH BETTY AND MY MOM AND DAD.
Posted by Denise Welsh on January 9, 2019
miss you poppa sleep in peace.

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Posted by Tony Walendzak on January 13, 2019
POP, YOUR WISE SAYINGS AND SILLY JOKES MADE MY DAY. THE JOKES OF ME BEING POLISH NEVER GOT OLD...YES THEY DID... LOVE YA AND HAVE COFFEE WITH BETTY AND MY MOM AND DAD.
Posted by Denise Welsh on January 9, 2019
miss you poppa sleep in peace.
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I miss you !! More then you know !!

Shared by Heather Phipps on January 4, 2020
I wasn't prepared when my email generated this message letting me know that it's been one year since you've been gone . I cried my eyes out and couldn't stop all day . I miss you so much , I miss you and mamaw. I'm still not sure I've really grieved at all because to me it still seems like your here , like you both are here . I don't know really how to cope and or live without you , I try but it's not easy . One year without hearing your voice , or seeing you has left me with this ILL feeling inside. I still hear your voice but I know it's just memories . I'd give anything to be able to speak to you but I know that even if your not here you do hear me speaking to you and although I can't hear you in return I know your your listening   . Always you will be with me in my heart and my memories. I love and miss you so very much much. 

Dad!!

Shared by Bob Welsh on January 13, 2019

well Dad for now i'll be fishing without you, we had long talks about this day. but nobody never wants to lose any love ones. but you leaving really hurt me. because we were fathers an sons an you was my best friend.an the phone calls i would get from you an my brothers. it was always like comedy centeral. even at bad times even in death we were crying because of the joking an cuttin on eachother. if you don't have thick skin being with all of us . could be hard to deal with us. i'll move on an you an mom an the rest of the family will be watching over all of the family. an one day we will see all of you again. that day will be a speical day for all. we love you always an say hello for us to the family thnx Dad your son.

My Papaw

Shared by Heather Phipps on January 9, 2019

So many memories that we have together , so many things that we have done !! Wanted this to be a bad dream but it was to real. The greatest man Ive ever known , full of heartfelt laughter and joy. Jokes and tricks . He has a way to brighten the room just by walking in . Could turn a frown upside down just by beeping the horn as you walked in front of his car scaring you , and behind the wheel he would just laugh until tears were in his eyes. I'm not ready to say goodbye , and to never see him again , but I know he is pain free and he is with mamaw , and them being together again reunited makes me smile .I don't want life to go on without him , but God had other plans. The memories I hold in my heart of us will always remain , always get me through , and when I'm sad I can now look at the sky and think that somewhere up there he is shouting BETTY!! The bus is leaving , get your coat let's go home. I love you so very much papaw , and my love for you will never change . Until the day I see you again.  Fly high love , fly high. Love your granddaughter Heather Nicole