Daniel Wayne Welch
September 7, 1949 - November 6, 2020
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Dr. Daniel Wayne Welch, 71, of Spartanburg, South Carolina, entered peacefully into Eternal Life Friday, November 6, 2020 in his home. He was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, to Hilda Welch and the late Johnnie L. Welch. Dr. Welch was married to the love of his life, his sweetheart Shannon Marie, for 48 years. Their…

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Cherie Stout Bourg left a message on March 20, 2021:
I send my deepest condolences to Dan’s wife and family.  I am deeply saddened to learn of his passing.  I knew Danny in high school, so I can relate to his earlier photos.  It was a privilege to know this this intelligent, talented, and sweet man.  He left an indelible mark on my life many years ago.  I lost touch with Danny, but I know he made a difference with everyone he met.  That was who he was.  Rest In Peace, dear Danny, my old friend.  Cherie Stout Bourg
Lynne Welch left a message on November 12, 2020:
I’m the youngest of Dan’s sisters & am 12 years younger than him so may not have as many memories as our sister Carol who is only 3 years younger but here are a few I definitely remember! I was so proud of him being my brother when he would take me with him to school or his job at the planetarium. He’d introduce me to his friends and I could feel how proud he was of me too. That’s probably why I never told him when I barely passed with a C in my intro to physics class once I started college! One of his friends was my instructor & found out that my gift from God was NOT the same as my brother’s!
I loved sitting in the back yard with him & my sister singing while he played the guitar. I thought we sounded great! He had a band that would practice in our living room that I remember fondly. My sister & I would pick on him about his dancing just to make him mad. I think this was what sparked pillow fights. He got a saxophone for Christmas one year as his big gift and I got a new bike. Our mom was a photographer for a local newspaper so we have a lot of photos of these occasions! He started college the same year I started first grade. This came in handy when he taught me a trick to remembering my nines table!!! One time he poured salt on our table just to show me how a cube of salt stays a cube of salt no matter how you slice it then proceeded to attempt to explain it to me mathematically. I had absolutely no idea what he was talking about but I sure enjoyed watching his face while he talked about it!! He sure loved his field of study! He made me feel proud of mine as well unknowingly. I work in the medical field and he had no idea how I handled “seeing blood without passing out”! This is because when Sean was being born this is what HE almost did!!! I loved my brother so much. Maybe now he will be able to know exactly how much. This is not goodbye my big brother but I’ll see you later.
Richard Wickett left a message on November 12, 2020:
Rest in peace. You were my Catholic mentor.
Richard Wickett
Tammy L.-Cooper left a message on November 10, 2020:
I started working at Wofford 13 years ago. I automatically found a friend in Dan. He was so kind and welcoming to the new person in the building. I really enjoyed our talks about life and current issues. He showed me so much compassion when he found out I had been out of work due to a major surgery. He checked on me at least once a week for about a month. I will miss him dearly. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Dan was a great man.
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