Source: Dyersburg State Gazette
Transcribed by: Debbie Oberst

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.