James A. Welch, 76, passed away Thursday, January 17, 2013. Mr. Welch was born August 16, 1936, in Washington state.

James was self-employed as the owner of Castle Mart, Inc., and worked on several land development projects in White City, Ore. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1956 to 1960.

He is survived by his wife, Virginia; children, Maria Welch, Jim Welch, Michael Welch, and Gina Welch; four grandchildren; and five great-granchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents, James Welch Sr. and Virginia Welch.

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, Janaury 26, 2013, at Lozier Lane Baptist Church. Pastor Michael Franell will officiate. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. Conger-Morris Central Point Chapel is handling arrangements.