Funeral Director Emeritus
Marcus Welch is a graduate of Longview High School, Stephen F. Austin, the Dallas Institute Of Mortuary Science and has been licensed as a funeral professional since 1976. He is an active member of the First Baptist Church of Longview, serves on the board of the Gregg County Historical Museum, and board of the Big Pines Blues Society. Marcus enjoys spending time with family, traveling, baseball and music.
Marcus has been active in the community for many years. He has served on committees at his church, taught Sunday School and Royal Ambassadors. He served two terms on the Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, also serving as treasurer. Served two terms as president of the Longview South Rotary Club and is a Paul Harris Fellow, served as president of both the Longview Downtown Development Corporation and 100 Acres of Heritage, where he received the Sara Whitehurst Award for his work in the preservation and improvement of downtown Longview. During this time he also worked with the Alley Art Festival and was active from 1989 to 2002, bringing musical artists to Alleyfest. When his son, Dustin, was young, Marcus coached his baseball team in the Longview Boys Baseball Association, and served as president of the Lobo Baseball Boosters Club for two years. Marcus remains an avid fan of the Texas Rangers.
In 2012, Marcus received the East Texas Funeral Director of the Year Award from the East Texas Funeral Director's Association.
Marcus retired November 1, 2019 after 43 faithful years of service to the families of East Texas.