STEPHENVILLE— Graveside services for Barney Welch, 92, were held at 2 p.m. Nov. 29 at the College Station Cemetery. There was no visitation prior to burial.

Barney was born in Hico and grew up in Stephenville. He graduated from Texas A&M with a bachelors and masters degree. Barney was a WWII veteran, having fought in the European Theater.

He was involved in athletics most of his life and was the longtime director of intramurals at A&M. Barney was the only person in the Southwest Conference to be a football player, coach and official.

Barney was preceded in death by his wife Jane Porter Welch and son Frank.

He is survived by his son, Russell Welch and wife Isabel of Denton; his daughter, Lynda Black and husband Jerry of College Station; his one sister, Lyndol Brauning of San Antonio; two grandsons, two granddaughters and seven great grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Grace Bible Church or Traditions Hospice in College Station.

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