Joseph “Joe” Monti, 82, of Welch passed away Sunday, March 8, 2020 at Welch Community Hospital. Born December 9, 1937 in Welch he was the son of the late Mary Bonel Monti and Joseph Monti Sr.

Joe was a 1955 graduate of Welch High School, a 1959 graduate of the West Virginia University School of Pharmacy, as a Registered Pharmacist. He was the Co-Owner of the Flat Iron Drug Store in Welch for over 55 years prior to his retirement in 2018. Joe was an avid WVU Sports Fan, and a member of the St. Peter Catholic Church in Welch where he served on the Parish Pastoral Council.

Left to cherish his memories are his wife Janet Marie Smithberger Monti of the home; two sons, 

Steven Monti and wife Beckie and John Monti and wife Bobbi all of Morgantown; and three grandchildren, Luke, Emily and Lauren Monti. 

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, March 11, 2020 from the St. Peter Catholic Church in Welch at 11:00 AM with Father Binny Thomas Mulackal, officiating.

Entombment will follow at the Woodlawn Memorial Park Cemetery Mausoleum in Bluewell.

Friends may call at the church from 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the St. Peters Catholic Church, 111 Virginia Ave., Welch WV 24801 or to the McDowell County Humane Society, 109 Dog Bone Dr., Superior, WV 24801.

Pallbearers will be Family and friends.

The Douglas Mortuary in Welch is assisting the Monti family. Online condolences may be made to the family at