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    Rip Hawk - (Jack Palmer Welch, R.I.P.)

     

     

    Jack Palmer Welch, 82, of Sallisaw, Oklahoma died Friday, June 2, 2017 at Mercy Hospice in Ft. Smith, Arkansas. He was born September 3, 1934 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma the son of Harold and Alma (Ivey) Welch. Jack attended Capitol Hill High School and the University of Oklahoma. He worked for the Army Corps of Engineers beginning in 1955: first as a laboratory technician and later as a boat operator on Robert S. Kerr Reservoir. He was on active duty with the Army as a radio operator in Germany in 1957 and 1958. Jack worked on minuteman missile sites in North Dakota and Wyoming and Corps dams in Kansas and Oklahoma, retiring from the Corps in 1989. Settling in Sallisaw in 1966, he married Patricia Ann Martin on August 8, 1969. After his career with the government, he operated Top Dog Video in Sallisaw with his wife Pat for several years. Jack was a dog lover, enjoyed fishing, and later became an avid participant in Cowboy Action Shooting with the Single Action Shooters Society. He was preceded in death by his wife of 40 years, Pat; his parents, Harold and Alma (Ivey) Welch; and sister, Suzi Shires of Garland, TX.

    He is survived by: son:

    William "Bill" Welch and daughter in law Mary of Indian Hills, CO

    son: Kirby Rayd Welch of Centerville, MO

    daughter: Jacquelyn "Lyndi" Welch of Tulsa, OK

    son: Eric Welch and daughter in law Jessie of Cooter, MO

    9 grandchildren and ten great grandchildren

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  2. A word from Coolwater Mike about his brother, One-Eyed Fat Man... 

    Sept. 4, 2020

    "Another day of hospice.  I awoke to the bluest skies we've had in months, it's a fine day and the angels were at my door this morning.  At 11:07am they took the hand of my brother, the One Eyed Fatman and Marine Vet to lead him to meet our heavenly father.
    It was standing room only in his room as God's emissaries gathered him in their arms to carry him away, the tears of sadness and love were flowing freely among the gathered family as they bid him farewell. No more pain and suffering, just the memories of a good man gone to soon. Please pray for him and us for we are in great need of them."

     

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    One Eyed Fat Man - (R.I.P.)

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  3. On 12/13/2020 at 12:30 AM, Sixgun Shorty, SASS #35717 Life said:

    Wow! great stuff and great memories!

    SASS was a everything to Me for many years, ,till age and body wore out!

    Great post! THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES!

    I haven't even looked at the Wire in years, so this was big fun...My old Pard Yakima Kid contacted me and am really enjoying the wire!

    To all My Old Pards That still remember Me, Hope you are all well and doing great!

    I miss every one of you! Best years of my Life!

    Keep on 'Keepin' On!

    Yer Pard,

    Sixgun Shorty

    #35717

     

    Wow!  Of course we remember you.  You are sorely missed.

    Happy Holidays pard!

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