Gary M. Welch, 61, of Port St. Joe, FL died from liver failure at Bay Medical Center in Panama City on September 20, 2012. He is survived by his loving wife, J.J. Welch, his sister, Linda French Bertelli of Lakewood, CO, a brother, J. Steven Welch of Las Cruces, NM, his favorite aunt, Betty Marrs of Harrison, AR, and many cousins.

He was predeceased by his parents Esta Lee Phifer Welch and N.E. Welch.

Born in El Paso, TX on September 9, 1951, he lived and worked in El Paso for 40 years where he owned a picture frame molding manufacturing company. He and his wife then lived in Dallas, TX before moving to Port St. Joe, FL where his interests included computer games, watching sports in TV, fishing and gardening. Gary will be missed for his sharp intellect and a great sense of humor.

According to his wishes, cremation will take place.