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Sherwin David Welch

June 2, 1937 ~ July 15, 2022 (age 85)


Sherwin David Welch, 85, of Florence, SC, passed away on Friday, July 15, 2022.  He was born in Florence County, a son of the late Eura Alec and Gladys Kirby Welch.  He is preceded in death in addition to his parents by his siblings, Freda Denham, Lonnie Welch, EA Welch Jr., and Kembley Welch. 

Sherwin was a 1956 graduate of Bonair High School and furthered his education by taking technical classes in Atlanta, GA.  He served in the SC Army National Guard and worked at Sears and Roebuck for 17 years.  Sherwin served his community in so many capacities.  He helped to establish the Howe Springs Fire Department, where he volunteered as a fireman, he was a chairman of the Florence County Recreation Department, the chairman of the Florence County Transportation Commission, the President of the SC Health Care Association, and served on the American Health Care Association Board.  He was also a proud businessman, having been an original stockholder and former President of the Board of Cain Calcutt Funeral Home, an original stockholder of WPDE TV, the Founder and President of Heritage Home of Florence, Grand Strand Health Care and Cheraw Healthcare.  Sherwin was a faithful member of Central United Methodist Church and was awarded the Palmetto Patriot Award from Andre Bauer.  He was an outdoorsman, loving to hunt, fish, waterski and boat and he loved his farm on lynches river and sharing it with his grandchildren and nephews.

Surviving is his loving wife of almost 63 years, Mildred Bradford Welch, two daughters, Paige Sharon Welch and Temple Welch (Joel) Dyson of Cheraw, SC; six grandchildren, Jeffrey (Julie) Skinner, M.P. Skinner, Jonah Dyson, Wesley Dyson, Bradford Dyson and Kirby Dyson; two special sisters-in-law, Violet Welch and Pat Bradford; a number of nieces and nephews; and his special extended family, the Staff of Heritage Home of Florence.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM on Monday, July 18, 2022 in the chapel of Cain Calcutt Funeral Home with entombment to follow in the Mt Hope Mausoleum.  The family will receive friends from 3:00-5:00 PM on Sunday, July 17, 2022 at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to All 4 Autism, 183 S. Coit St., Suite B, Florence, SC 29501.

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July 17, 2022

3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Cain Calcutt Funeral Home
512 2nd Loop Road
Florence, SC 29505

Funeral Service
July 18, 2022

11:00 AM
Cain Calcutt Funeral Home
512 2nd Loop Road
Florence, SC 29505

July 18, 2022

12:00 PM
Mount Hope Cemetery & Mausoleum
100 Cherokee Road
Florence, SC 29501

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