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, www.projectnightnight.org, 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


7 responses to “Welch III, Thomas Edwin”

  1. Kristen says:

    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.

  2. Don and Debbie Grischow says:

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

  3. Pat Kelley Gass says:

    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.

  4. Sean & Jere Byrne says:

    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.

  5. Shannon Robinson Dahle says:

    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.

  6. lisa and bernie sensale (michelle) says:

    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.

  7. Linda Danielsen says:

    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!

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