CLARKSBURG, W.Va. – On Could 22, 2022, Richard Dale “Dick” Welch, 74, of Bridgeport, handed absent from an “unexpected health issues.”
Dick grew up in Clarksburg and immediately after graduating from Roosevelt-Wilson Significant Faculty, moved to Los Angeles to go after songs.
Just as Dick and his band, the Royal Tones, signed a recording agreement with Warner Bros. Information, he was drafted into the U.S. Army through the Vietnam War in which he rose to the rank of SP4 Amphibious Guidance before obtaining an honorable discharge.
When operating at American Vending Firm, he was elected as the president of the Clarksburg H2o Board at the age of 27, the youngest to to do so. He was later on appointed to the posture of Normal Supervisor where he labored from 2000 to 2021.
“Richard D. Welch Day,” a working day declared in Clarksburg and Harrison County and acknowledged by Governor Jim Justice, was created in honor of Dick’s last day at the H2o Board. Dick then became the Senior Drinking water Advisor at CEC in Bridgeport after retiring from the Drinking water Board.
A publish from the Clarksburg Drinking water Board announcing his passing mentioned, “Dick was an outstanding partner, father, grandfather, uncle, and pal to lots of. At CWB he was a form leader. When we introduced Dick’s retirement previous 12 months, it was no shock to see the outpouring of appreciation from all the folks that he has impacted. They thanked him for providing them a shot and investing in them. More than and above people today mentioned what a variance he created in their daily life and profession.”
Buddies and family will meet up with at the Davis Funeral Residence on Thursday, Might 26 from 3-8 p.m. The funeral will be held on Friday, May possibly 27, at midday in the Davis Funeral House Chapel.
At the Bridgeport Cemetery, Dick will get the complete military honors accorded by the Harrison County Honor Guard and the U.S. Army Honor Guard.
On the internet condolences can be despatched through DavisFuneralHomeWV.com.