Thomas Jackson Welch (Jack)
Thomas Jackson Welch (Jack), 89, of Bryson City, passed away, Friday, June 17, 2016 at Mountain View Manor. A native of Swain County, he was the son of the late Thomas and Lavada Davis Welch, and husband of the late Moeina Welch.
He was a U.S. Navy Veteran having served in World War II. He was Bryson City Town Manager for 30 years.
In addition to his wife and parents, he was also preceded in death by four sisters, Blanche Cookston, Margaret Higdon, Dess Cogdill, and Louise Tabor, and one brother, Edward Welch.
Jack is survived by one daughter, Jackie Welch McLeod and husband Danny of Whittier; one son John Welch of Lake Charles, LA; one grandson Danny McLeod Jr. and wife Emily of Bryson City; two great grandchildren, Haley and Dylan McLeod both of Bryson City; several nieces, nephews, and great nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held 2:00 PM Monday at Crisp Funeral Home Chapel. Dr. John Tagliarini officiated with burial at Swain Memorial Park.
The family received friends from 1:00 until 2:00 PM Monday at the Funeral Home.