I can run and not grow weary, I can leap and not grow faint. It’s heaven!
Barney was born in Hico, Texas and grew up in Stephenville. He graduated from Texas A&M where he earned his Bachelors and Masters degrees. He was a World War II veteran, having fought in the European theater.
He was involved in athletics most of his life. Barney was the long time director of Intramurals at A&M. He was the only person in the Southwest Conference to be a football player, coach and official.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Jane Porter Welch and his son, Frank.
Barney is survived by his son, Russell Welch and wife Isabel of Denton. Also his daughter, Lynda Black and husband Jerry of College Station. He has one sister, Lyndol Braunig of San Antonio. There are 2 grandsons, 2 granddaughters along with 7 great grandchildren.
A graveside service is set for 2 p.m. Saturday, November 29, 2014 at the College Station Cemetery. There will be no visitation prior to burial.