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