Charles Robert “Boogie” Welsh, age 74, of Benton, passed away Wednesday, May 27, 2020 at his home.
Boogie’s wishes are to be cremated.
A Memorial Celebration of Life Service will be held outdoors at the Boneyard Bar, starting at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 6, 2020. Private family burial will be at 11:00 a.m. Monday, June 8, 2020 at the Masonic & Odd Fellows Cemetery of Benton. The Leffler Funeral Home, of Benton, is in charge of arrangements.
Charles Robert Welsh was born on May 19, 1946 in Chicago, IL, the son of James Welsh and Mary Virjean (Brown) Welsh.
He was a self-employed painter.
Boogie enjoyed Karaoke, hunting, fishing, camping, playing the guitar. His family said he was a very sociable person and enjoyed spending time at Sandy’s Bar in Benton.
Surviving are his children: Marissa Jackson and husband Tony of Valier, Amanda Welsh of Ocala, FL, Jessica Welsh of West Frankfort, IL, Michael Welsh of Benton; ten grandchildren: Crystal, Steven, Kaysea, Mary, Ricky III, Joshua, Emily, Devan, Shaylyn and Ashlen; ten great grandchildren; a aunt Christine Brown of Benton; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
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