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Dallas L. "D.L."  Welch, Jr.
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Obituary for Dallas L. "D.L." Welch, Jr.

Mr. Dallas L. “D.L.“ Welch, Jr., age 75, of North Wilkesboro passed away on Monday, August 6, 2018 at Forsyth Medical Center.

Funeral services will be held 2:00 PM Thursday, August 9, 2018 at Reins-Sturdivant Chapel with Dr. Chris Hefner officiating. Entombment will be in Scenic Memorial Gardens Mausoleum. The family will receive friends immediately following the service at the Chapel.

Mr. Welch was born September 30, 1942 in Iredell County to Dallas L Welch, Sr and Nova Mae Billings Welch. He was a 1960 graduate of North Wilkes High School where he met the love of his life Brenda McNeill Welch. D.L. and Brenda were married for over 50 years until her passing in 2014. D.L. was a long- time member and a Deacon Emeritus of Oak Grove Baptist Church. He was the Personnel Director for many years at Gardner Mirror, now Gardner Glass Products, and retired after 42 years of service to the company. D.L. was a loving husband, father and grandfather. Most of all he had a strong faith and loved the Lord.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife and lifetime sweetheart, Brenda McNeil Welch, and his one brother, Gary Dwayne Welch.

He is survived by one daughter, Ginger Bentley and husband Lee, of Wilkesboro, one son, Chad Welch of North Wilkesboro, and two grandchildren, Brooke Ellen Bentley and Jake Dallas Bentley.

Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to the American heart Association. PO Box 2361, North Wilkesboro, NC 28659.

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2:00 PM
Reins-Sturdiavant Chapel

270 Armory Road
North Wilkesboro, NC 28659





2:30 PM
Reins-Sturdiavant Chapel

270 Armory Road
North Wilkesboro, NC 28659

Immediately following service

Cemetery Details


Scenic Memorial Garden Mausoleum

545 Moravian Falls Road
Wilkesboro, NC 28697

Memorial Contribution

American Heart Association

PO Box 2361
North Wilkesboro, NC 28659

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