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Jesse R. Welch, 72, Campbellsville, KY (1946-2019)

He was a decorated US Veteran, a retired over-the-road truck driver, and an avid motorcyclist who also enjoyed reading western books, watching his horses and a good barbecue.

Jesse R. Welch of Campbellsville passed away on Sunday, June 23, 2019. He was 72 years old.

Cremation was chosen by the family.

Jesse R. Welch of Campbellsville, son of the late Lamuel David Welch and Juanita Morgan King Skinner, was born June 25, 1946, in Oak Ridge Township, North Carolina. He died at 6:27 P.M., Sunday, June 23, 2019 in Campbellsville.

He professed faith in Christ and was of the Baptist faith.

He was a veteran of the Vietnam War having served two tours of duty in the United States Army. He received several Service, Campaign and Counteroffensive Medals, as well as three Bronze Stars and other Armed Forces Medals.

Jesse was a retired over the road truck driver, having driven for thirty-five years and most recently, with CTI based out of Indiana.

He enjoyed motorcycles, whether it be cleaning, riding or showing them and won "Best of Show" at several events. He also loved reading western books, watching his horses and enjoyed a good barbecue.

He united in marriage to Joyce Wright August 25, 2000.

Besides his wife, Joyce Welch, of Campbellsville, he is survived by one son, Johnny Welch of Conroe, Texas; two step-daughters: Autumn Lisby of Campbellsville and Robbi Lou Murphy of Conroe, Texas; two step-sons: Steven Lisby of Indianapolis, Indiana and J. R. Lisby of Shelbyville, Indiana; two granddaughters: Alysa Welch and Kaylee Welch of Conroe, Texas; several step-grandchildren; one great-grandchild; one brother, John Jay Welch and wife, Carol of Savannah, Georgia; three puppies: Wally, Cheyenne and Rowdy; several nieces and nephews and many other relatives and friends.

Expressions of sympathy requested to be donations to the Marion County Veterans Honor Guard and may be made at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home.

Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences at

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Jesse R. Welch, 72, Campbellsville, KY (1946-2019)

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