Posted: Mon 8:10 AM, Feb 25, 2013
Funeral Home: Geo. H. Lewis & Sons Funeral Directors
John H. "Jack" Welsh, Jr.
December 31, 1925 - February 21, 2013
John H. "Jack" Welsh, Jr., born 31st of December 1925 in Milmont Park, Pennsylvania, died Thursday morning, the 21st of February 2013.
He graduated from Middleport High School in Middleport, Ohio, in 1943. Jack served in the U. S. Army in W.W. II, and graduated from Ohio University in 1947. He was employed by Mene Grande Oil Company in Maracaibo, Venezuela, S.A. until 1950. Upon returning to the States, Jack enrolled in Tulane University, College of Law. After graduating with a Doctorate of Juris Prudence in 1953, he was hired by Sun Oil Company in Beaumont, Texas; and in 1957, he joined Texas Gas Transmission Corporation in Houston, Texas, and Owensboro, Kentucky. In 1987, Jack retired from Texas Gas as Senior Vice-President in Houston.
Thereafter, he was a participant in Commet Resources, Inc. of Houston until its dissolution in 1991. In 1999, Jack and his wife, Julia "Judy" Fowler Welsh moved to San Antonio to be closer to family and their Hill Country retirement home in Kerrville.
Jack was a member of various service, business, and social organizations including: The Salvation Army Advisory Board in both Houston and Owensboro; The Petroleum Club of Houston and of San Antonio; The Ramada Club of Houston; The Lakeside Country Club of Houston; The Owensboro Country Club; The Riverhill Country Club of Kerrville; and The Sigma Chi Fraternity.
Jack is survived by his wife, Judy, whom he met when both were students at Tulane University over 60 years ago. As of the 21st of March 2013, Jack and Judy would have been married 60 years. He is also survived by two sons, Daniel Holcroft Welsh and wife, Deborah, of Katy and Douglas Fowler Welsh and wife, Laura, of College Station; daughter, Linda Lou Welsh Jordan of Kerrville; eight beloved grandchildren: Timothy Welsh and his wife Jennifer, Stephen Welsh, Katherine Welsh Scarmardo and her husband Chris, John Welsh, Tyler Edwards, Elena Edwards, Brady Jordan and Amy Lou Jordan; and two amazing great-grandchildren, John Welsh and Michael Welsh.
The family would like to thank Peterson Hospice, especially Dr. James A. Young and Kathleen "Kat" Saunders, RN for their gracious care and support provided to both Jack and the family. Also, the family desires to extend their heartfelt thanks to Paula Buxton, Jack's caregiver for over a year.
In Houston, friends are cordially invited to a visitation with the family from two until four o'clock this afternoon, Sunday, the 24th of February, in the drawing room of Geo. H. Lewis & Sons, 1010 Bering Drive. Private services are to be conducted graveside at Memorial Oaks Cemetery in Houston, where the Rev. Stockton Williams, Rector of St. Peter's Episcopal Church of Kerrville, is to officiate.
In Kerrville, a memorial service is to be conducted at eleven o'clock in the morning on Saturday, the 2nd of March, at St. Peter's Episcopal Church, 320 St. Peter Street, where the Rev. Stockton Williams and the Rev. Thomas Murray, Associate Rector, are to officiate. Immediately following, all are invited to greet the family during a reception in Tucker Hall.
For those desiring, in lieu of customary remembrances, contributions in Jack's name may be directed to St. Peter's Episcopal Church, 320 St. Peter St, Kerrville, TX, 78208; The Blue Bird Circle, 615 W. Alabama, Houston, TX, 77006; or to The Brookwood Community, 1752 FM 1489, Brookshire, TX 77423.