Michael Arthur Welton

Published 8:48 am Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Michael Arthur Welton, 62, of Orange, Texas, passed away on June 2, 2019, at home in Orange.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00am, Wednesday, June 5, 2019, at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Orange, Texas. Officiating will be Father Sinclair Oubre. Burial will follow at St. Mary Cemetery in Orange.

Visitation will be from 6:00pm to 7:00pm, with a Wake service held at 7:00pm Tuesday, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange.

Born on December 28, 1956, in Newark, New Jersey, he was the son of James Welton and Ruth (Chef D-Hotel) Pietuszka. Michael was a member of the Iron Workers Union as well as the Sheet Metal Workers Union. He spent time working as the Groundskeeper for the Diocese of Beaumont and was a faithful member of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church. He was an animal lover, an excellent wood carver, and loved plants and growing things. Michael loved his family dearly and will be missed by all who knew and loved him.

He was preceded in death by his father James Welton.

He is survived by his mother, Ruth Pietuszka of Orange; his brothers, Barry Welton, of Orange and Robert Welton, Sr. of Orange; and his nephew, Robert Scott Welton, Jr., of Orange.

Serving as pallbearers will be Barry Welton and Robert Welton.

In lieu of memorial contributions, donations can be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.