William "Woody" Richard Welch, 86, of Roanoke passed away Thursday, April 29, 2021. He is preceded in death by his parents Albert Benjamin Welch and Fannie Belle Dooley Welch. In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by 16 brothers and sisters.
Surviving him are his girlfriend and caregiver, Pat Wheeler and his nephew, Rodney Welch and wife, Christy.
The family will receive friends Friday, April 30, 2021 from 5 to 7 pm at Lotz Funeral Home, 1001 Franklin Road, Roanoke. A graveside service will be held at 11 am, Saturday, May 1, 2021 at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens with Pastor Jeffery Gardner officiating.
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