Ronald Lee Welch, age 71, died Friday, April 17, at Madison County Memorial Hospital. He was born in Paintsville, Kentucky and moved to Lee in 1981 coming from Lynchburg, Ohio. He was a woodworker and cabinetmaker. He worked for Realwood in Madison for 20 years. He also farmed and raised chickens. He always was a neat and well-kept person, working in his yard and his shop. He was married in 1975 to Winona Dollinger, who survives him. In her words, he was a wonderful husband. He was surrounded by very close friends and caregivers Mike and Elizabeth Williams, Jerry and Diane Blanton, Tom and Carolyn Moore, Raymond Williams and Carolyn Zipperer. Beggs Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements (850) 973-2258. You may send your condolences to the family by visiting our website at beggsfuneral.com.