4/1/17 — Richard Daryl Welch

Richard Daryl Welch, age 48, of Hillsboro, passed away on Thursday, March 30, 2017 at St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital. He was born December 9, 1968 in Tullahoma as the son of Gene Maurice Welch and Mary Elizabeth Freeze.

Daryl served in the United States Army and was a member of the Asbury United Methodist Church. He was a coffee county sheriff’s deputy, and his occupation was Homeland Security/EMA Coffee County Officer of Coffee County. He was the first recipient voted to receive the “Hometown Hero” award. Daryl was an avid hunter, fisherman, but most of all he was a family man. His family was the highlight of his life.

Daryl is survived by his wife Tonia Welch. Daryl and Tonia have four children; Colby Welch of Hillsboro, TN, Heather (Tony) Grissby of Manchester, TN, Tyler Cavender of Manchester, TN, and Shelby Cavender of Manchester, TN, two brothers; Mark Welch of Manchester, TN, and Clay (Karan) Welch of Dover, TN, two sisters; Sarah Welch and Christina Cabrio, and many nieces, nephews, and friends. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to: Daryl Welch Fund at the Coffee County Bank.

VISITATION: Friday, March 31, 2017, 4 – 8:00 P.M. at the Central Funeral Home, 2812 Hillsboro Highway, Manchester, Tennessee

FUNERAL: Saturday, April 1, 2017, 12:00 Noon at the Central Funeral Home

BURIAL: Asbury Methodist Cemetery