Rick Welch, age 59, of Maryville, passed away Saturday, June 15, 2013, at the family home. A veteran of the United States Navy, he was also a loyal employee for Gerdau Steel Company for 44 years. Preceded in death by father, Gregory Welch. Survived by mother, Olamae Russell Patton and husband Charles; daughter, Crystal Welch; son, Daniel Duncan; granddaughter, Macie Welch; brothers, Darrell Welch and wife Debbie, Victor Welch and wife Linda, Rocky Welch and wife Mandy, Lynn Ledbetter and wife Tracey; sisters, Donna Welch Johnson, Jo Dunn and husband Joe, Joanna Welch, Connie Ledbetter and husband Robert; several nieces and nephews. Memorial service 3 p.m. Wednesday, June 19, 2013, at Liberty Baptist Church with Rev. Alvin Patton officiating. The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m. Wednesday at Liberty Baptist Church. Arrangements by Miller Funeral Home, http://Maryville.www.millerfuneralhome.org .