James Christopher Welch died on August 8. James was born on July 23, 1989 in San Jose, CA. The family moved to Middletown, MD in 1991, where James was raised. He attended Middletown High School and graduated cum laude from Virginia Tech with a BS in Computer Science and Minor in Theater Arts. James enjoyed his career, most recently as an engineer at TEOCO in VA. He loved time spent with his family. James is survived by his parents, Charlie and Kelly, and his sister, Ash, as well as grandparents, Don and Alice, and many aunts, uncles and cousins. Services are on 8/21 at 3:30PM at the Direct Cremation Services of Virginia, Chantilly, VA. In lieu of flowers, his family suggests donations to ACLU or Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC).