Armour C. Welch

March 8, 2020

Armour C. Welch, 91, of Michigantown, IN, died Sunday, March 8, 2020, at Mulberry Health.  He was born June 7, 1928, in Rose Hill, VA, to William Melburn “Ebb” & Willie Kate (King) Welch.  He married Mary Ruth Marcum on July 5, 1953, in Tazwell, TN, and moved to the Michigantown area in 1954.  She preceded him in death on April 15, 2018.

Armour attended Flatwoods School and received an honorary high school diploma through the Veteran’s Administration & Commonwealth of Virginia.  A veteran of the U.S. Army, he fought in the Battle of Pork Chop Hill, during the Korea War.  Armour was a machinist, millwright and carpenter, and worked for Eli Lilly from 1970-1990. Armour was a former member of the American Legion and past fire chief of the Michigantown Volunteer Fire Department.  He enjoyed his grandchildren, farming, gardening, cattle, and hunting.

Visitation and Services

Visitation will be 2-5 p.m. Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at Goodwin Funeral Home, 200 S. Main St., Frankfort. Funeral Celebration will begin at 5 p.m. at the funeral home. Paul Whitaker will officiate. Burial with Military Rites will be in Green Lawn Memorial Park. Memorial donations may be made to the Disabled American Veterans, VARO Federal Building, 575 N. Pennsylvania St., Room 324, Indianapolis, IN 46204.

Survived by:

3 Daughters: Gaye (Gary) Summitt of Delphi, IN, Kathy (David) Martin of W. Lafayette, IN, Anita (Wayne) Christ of Antioch, IL, Sister: Freda Yeary of Brookville, OH, 2 Brothers: Billy King (Wanda) Welch Sr. of Jonesville, VA, Fayne (Marcie) Welch of Jonesville, VA, 5 Grandchildren: Kelli (Robert) Lucas of Delphi, IN, Kara (Jon Chaney) Haynes of Delphi, IN, Kiel (Krystal) Martin of Pendleton, IN, Kristen (Ben) Ramseier of College Station, TX, and Logan Christ of Antioch, IL, 8 Great Grandchildren: Robert, Olivia, Trenton, Tanner, Jacob, Alexander, Drake and Madison, and 3 Great Great Grandchild: Graham, Waylon and Miley whom will be born in May.

Preceded by:

Armour was preceded in death by brothers, Morris Welch, Glenn Welch, and Max Hobart Welch.


Leave your Condolences

9 Condolences for “Armour C. Welch”

  1. Pat and Dick Chaney March 9, 2020 at 5:09 pm

    Our heartfelt condolences and sympathy for a wonderful family.

  2. Linda & Bob Reese March 9, 2020 at 5:35 pm

    We send our condolences Freda. So sorry to hear of your loss.

  3. Debra Gosewehr March 9, 2020 at 5:44 pm

    Our heartfelt condolences to Armour ‘s family.

  4. Fred Taylor March 9, 2020 at 8:20 pm

    Gaye, I am very sorry to hear about your father’s death. Please accept my sincere condolences. If I can, I’ll stop by the funeral home to let you know in person.

  5. Vicki Meekins March 9, 2020 at 8:36 pm

    Kathy, Gaye and Anita and families, I am so sorry for the loss of your Dad, he was a very nice man and I liked him very much. My sincere condolences to you all.
    Vicki (Martin) Meekins

  6. John (Jack) Coward March 10, 2020 at 9:49 am

    So sorry to hear about ” Armour Tuck” as we called him in the shops at Lilly. We loved working with Armour many a nights when he was on the D Shift at the plant. Always seen Armour with that dang tooth pick handing out of his mouth or chewing on it. He will be missed greatly and he had the respect he so deserved out at the plant. God Bless

  7. Tom Turner March 10, 2020 at 1:34 pm

    I worked with Armour during the 70’s at Lilly. He was a wonderful craftsman and saved our process many times with his skills. I always appreciated his honesty and values. Great man during my few years working with him.

  8. Jeana Reeder Scheurich March 11, 2020 at 7:19 am

    Due to illness, I won’t be bringing my dad, Don, to the funeral home. Our family will be sending quiet strength and prayers for your family today and in the coming days. We always enjoyed chatting with Armour.

  9. Debra Sears Walker March 18, 2020 at 2:03 pm

    I am so sorry to hear about Armour. He and his wife were very good people. They helped take care of my great Aunt Elsie Piner for many many years. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time.

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