Richard Earl Welsh, 69 of Kent City, died Saturday, January 26, 2013 at Metron of Cedar Springs. Mr. Welsh was born March 23, 1943 in Grand Rapids, Michigan the son of Marion and Opal (Funk) Welsh. He enjoyed playing the harmonica, had a huge sense of humor and was a very caring person. He was a member of the Sparta Senior Center. Surviving are his sister, Lois VanWyk; children, Melody Parker, Kathy Welsh, Sonya Breen, Jeffrey Welsh, Timothy Welsh, Mandalyn Richardson, Jason Welsh; many grandchildren and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother, Robert Welsh; sisters, Edith McCallum and Dorothy Cazier. Cremation has taken place. A memorial luncheon will be held at the Sparta Moose Lodge on Saturday, February 16 at 3:00 pm for all friends and family who wish to attend. Private interment will take place in Solon Township Cemetery.
Arrangements by Bliss-Witters & Pike Funeral Home, Cedar Springs.