Henry Abbott Welch Jr.
b. 6-Aug-1940 ~ d. 26-Jan-2008
Henry and Jesse Clay Kirk Jr
were hired as Dyersburg first two black patrol officers on
July-1-1964.The two were lifelong friends, having played football
together on the winning Bruce High School Bulldogs team before applying
at the police department. Henry was a graduate of Bruce High School 1959
Henry was the son of Henry Abbott Welch Sr & Ina Belle ,
grandson of Sinclair Welch & Cornelia, great grandson of Henry
Welch & Burlah Ledsinger.
Children: Tanya Sherill, Wanda Charman, Loraine Hudson. Sibling:
Connie L Nixon, Mrs. Wynn.