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Welch III, Thomas Edwin

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April 25, 1993 - April 21, 2017

Welch III, Thomas Edwin

Thomas Edwin Welch, III of Plano, Texas passed away peacefully in his sleep on Friday, April 21, 2017 at the age of 23. Thomas was born on April 25, 1993. He was a 2012 graduate of Plano West Senior High School. After high school, Thomas attended Tulane University and most recently, Portland State University focusing on computer science and biomedical engineering.

Thomas was a brilliant, kind, and gentle young man with a witty sense of humor. He had a deep interest in music and cinema and was an avid reader. Thomas had an intense thirst for knowledge and was happiest when learning. He loved spending summers on Lake Owen in Wisconsin with his Aunt Carolyn and Uncle Ralph, whom he always considered his second parents. He was a devoted son, brother, nephew, uncle, and friend.

Thomas is survived by his mother, Jan Welch, of Plano, Texas; his father, Thomas Edwin Welch, Jr, of Dallas, Texas; siblings, Charlotte Welch, Allison Guice (Carl Guice), and Tara Welch (Kevin Hall); niece and nephew, Caroline Guice and Greyson Guice; aunt and uncle, Carolyn and Ralph Owen; aunt and uncle, Diane and Andy Dierken; uncle, William Welch.

Thank God for His marvelous love, for His miracle mercy to the children He loves. Psalm 107:8

Memorial donations may be made to Project Night Night,, a charity that donates over 25,000 packages a year that each include a security blanket, children’s book, and a stuffed animal to homeless children 12 and under.

A memorial service will be held 10:00 am, Thursday, April 27, at St. Andrew United Methodist Church, 5801 W. Plano Pkwy, Plano, Texas 75093.


Arrangements are under the direction of: ARIA Cremation Service & Funeral Home 10116 E. NW Highway Dallas, Texas 75238 214.340.8008


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Linda Danielsen

April 26, 2017 6:25PM

I am So sorry to hear of your loss. I can't imagine how you must feel. I only know you, Jan, and I am praying for your comfort. As you know, I have a son the same age and I am constantly worrying about him. Words can not express how sad I feel for you. Kisses and hugs for you, dear Jan!

lisa and bernie sensale (michelle)

April 26, 2017 7:19AM

We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Thomas was a brilliant light and always welcomed in our home. You raised a boy with a beautiful soul. For this you should be proud and for this we will always remember him.

Shannon Robinson Dahle

April 26, 2017 12:47AM

So sorry to hear of the loss of your son. We send our love and are praying for you to find peace and comfort at this difficult time.

Sean & Jere Byrne

April 25, 2017 7:39AM

We are truly sorry for your loss of Thomas. May you always remember the joy that he brought to your family.

Our condolences to the entire family.

Pat Kelley Gass

April 24, 2017 5:31PM

Jan I am so sorry for your loss. I can not begin to understand your pain. Please know that my prayers and thought are with you and your family as you walk this path.

Don and Debbie Grischow

April 24, 2017 4:50PM

Don and I are thinking of all of you at this most difficult time


April 24, 2017 3:49PM

Thomas was always so thoughtful and sweet. His intelligence was impressive; the topics he'd bring up that interested him weren't run of the mill at all. He was brilliant in every sense of the word. And I don't think anyone had a mean word to speak of him. When I'd check in just to see how he was doing, he always made it a point to thank me. He really appreciated small gestures like that.

I'm thankful for the times we had together and sad there won't be any more, but I hope he's in a better place. I love you, Thomas. It'll be my first birthday without you to tell happy birthday to too. Rest In Peace.