WELCH, JOE WILLIAM - age 68, of Clinton, born February 22, 1944 went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Saturday, August 18, 2012. Preceded in death by his parents, Noah and Jennie Welch; grandson, Stefan Carmon; sister, Joyce Bullock. He leaves behind his daughters, Betty (Steve) Carmon, Judith (David Kaufman) Welch, Jenny (Marty) Welch-Hodge; his grandchildren, Amanda (Chris) Fairchild, Daniel (Chantal) Veals, Brandy (Jimmy) Appleby, Wesley Weaver, Caitlin (James) Ellis, Joe Welch; great grandchildren, Jaelyn and Jayce Fairchild, Ansley and Corbin Veals, Alyssa and Brooklyn Appleby; ex-wife, Betty Burgess; brother, Jack Welch; several nieces and nephews. Special thanks to his hospice team, Beverle, Chad and James. Dad will be sorrowfully missed but we all know that he is happy and is running through Heaven. But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk and not faint. Isaiah 40:31. The family will receive friends from 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m., Tuesday, Mynatt Funeral Home Halls Chapel with funeral service to follow. Rev. Sammy Epperson officiating.