Patrick Mikel (Mike) Welch
A memorial service were held Jan. 10, at Sierra Baptist Church of Visalia for Patrick Mikel (Mike) Welch.
Mike was born June 18, 1940 in Tulare to Thomas and Gracie Welch. He grew up in Tulare and attended Enterprise School. Mike worked for the Yokohl Valley Cattle Company until his retirement in 1996.
Mike had a special love for his wife, his family and friends. He had a passion for mentoring and encouraging others who were striving to recover from addition. Mike was a committed member of Sierra Baptist Church of Visalia. Mike’s faith in Jesus became sight on Wednesday, Jan. 2 at the age of 72.
He was preceded in death by six of the siblings and by his daughter Joye.
He is survived by his wife, Blanche of Exeter; his daughter Kim Lambert of Exeter; his sister Thelma Wren of Tulare; his grandchildren Jennifer, Eric, Justin, Breezy and by his eight great-grandchildren
Condolences may be sent to www.smithfamilychapel.com.
Arrangements by Smith Family Chapel, Exeter.