Jerry Welch Obituary
The Maynardville racing community and beyond is grappling with a significant loss; Jerry Welch, the owner of Welch Performance Karting, passed away unexpectedly on September 11, 2023.
Jerry wasn’t just a business owner; he was a racing aficionado whose impact spanned decades in the karting world. His absence leaves a void that words can’t adequately describe.
Social media platforms have been awash with heartfelt tributes and sorrowful messages commemorating Jerry’s incredible life. His memory will undoubtedly endure through the countless lives he touched.
“Jerry Welch was more than just a talented professional with a wealth of experience; he was a pillar in the karting community. Whether building engines, fine-tuning tires, or selling top-grade chassis, Jerry gave his all. Nights were often spent in the tech barn assisting tracks, and his philanthropy extended to sponsoring races and entire series. His approachability and perpetual positivity meant that you didn’t just meet Jerry; you gained a friend,” wrote EC Carburetors in their emotional Facebook post.
Today, the sentiments are echoed far and wide, capturing a common thread: Jerry was not merely a business figure but a true friend and mentor to many. “Jerry was more than just a businessman. He was a companion, a support system, and a friend during my racing journey. The karting world lost an irreplaceable icon today,” shared another heartfelt post.
In this challenging period, any messages of condolence or prayers for Jerry’s family and friends would offer immense comfort. Feel free to express your sympathies, as it makes a world of difference during such a sorrowful time.