Fred Darrell Welch, 89

Fred Darrell Welch, 89, of Ocean View, Del., passed away on Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019, after a brief illness. He was born in Nicholsville, Va., son of the late John Darrell Welch and Dana (Kilgore) Welch.

He retired from work for Ryder Trucking and was a U.S. Army veteran.

Welch was preceded in death by a son, Freddie Welch, and a sister, Dormis Skeen. He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Virginia Lee Welch of Ocean View; his children, Daryl Ann Hartung and her husband, Rick, of Owings, Md., Darrell Gene Welch and his wife, Judy, of Hyattsville, Md., and Michael Anthony Welch of Crofton, Md.; two sisters, Doris Hartsock and Polly Odel-Horne; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

A visitation was to be held Feb. 11, 2019, at Bishop-Hastings Funeral Home in Selbyville, Del. Condolences may be sent online at