David R. Welch (aka Dancing Dave) died at age 80 on Memorial Day at the home of his daughter, Diane Lamprecht, in House Springs, Missouri.
Dancing Dave lived in Oyster Bay on Main Street for 17 years. He was a familiar sight in our area, frequenting his favorite bars to dance to the music of the best musicians on the beach. He was loved by all who knew him.
Dave is survived by three daughters (Vicki, Diane, and Pam; and a son David who resides on Fort Myers Beach); numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and a multitude of friends. His death leaves a big hole in the lives of us all and especially in the life of his favorite dancing partner and best friend for the last 12 years, Donna.
The family requests that you raise a beer and toast Dave's memory and, if you are so inclined, that you dance one dance just for him.