Joel “Critter” Welch was born to Beverly Harper September 28, 1980 in Brownwood, TX. He was called home September 4, 2015 at the age of 34. Critter was a fighter from the time he came into this world and never stopped fighting.
A memorial service celebrating his life will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, September 12, 2015, at the family residence at 9245 Wannabe Rd., Bryan, TX 77808. Cremation services are in the care of Callaway-Jones Funeral Home and Crematory.
After graduating Bryan High School, Class of 2000 he became a supporting member and firefighter for Brazos County Precinct 3 VFD. On October 1, 2011 he married the love of his life Paula, not only gaining a wife but also a beautiful daughter, Alicia. He could often be found singing karaoke around Bryan/College Station. He was an upstanding member of Cedar Creek Lodge # 300.
Joel was preceded in death by Grandmother Barbara Groom, Grandfather H.L. Font, Grandfather Joe Welch, and Uncle June Welch. Joel leaves behind a wife, Paula Welch and daughter Alicia York of Bryan, TX, Mother Beverly Harper of Bryan, TX, Sister Cassie Welch of Fort Worth, TX, Aunt Jennifer Olexey of College Station, TX, Uncle Thomas Font of Denver, CO, Aunt Rhonda Zabaroski of Osprey, FL, and numerous nieces and nephews.
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