EDENTON, N. C. — A. Lee Welsh, 88, of 228 Cowpen Neck Road, died Friday, April 5, 2013, in Chowan River Nursing and Rehabilitation.
Mr. Welsh was born in Ridgeley, W.Va. and was the son of the late Altie Lee Sr. and Lacy Ann Harrison Welsh. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Jack E. Welsh.
A retired engineer from AT&T, he was a 1942 graduate of Allegany High School in Cumberland and later graduated from Indiana Technical College in Fort Wayne, Ind. He was a member of the Telephone Pioneers of America and for 14 years served in the United States Marine Corps, where he was a veteran of both World War II and the Korean War.
Surviving are his wife of 59 years, Norma Davy Welsh; two daughters, Laura Robillard and husband Steve, of Aurora, Ill. and Carol Provancal and husband Robert, of West Chicago, Ill.; two sons, Ronald Welsh, of Melbourne, Fla. and Roy Welsh, of Siler City; six grandchildren, Jessica, Kate, Ashley, Ryan, Dakota and Shane and three great-grandchildren, Andrew, Aiden and Mason.
A gathering for family and friends will be held Sunday from 4 to 6 p.m. in Miller Funeral Home & Crematory, 735 Virginia Road, Edenton.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Camp Carefree, 275 Carefree Lane, Stokesdale, NC 27357-8415.
Online condolences may be made by visiting the website, www.millerfhc.com.