BEDFORD — Elmer R. “Bud” Belcher, 88, Bedford, passed away at 9:50 p.m. Sunday, January 30, 2011, at St. Vincent Dunn Hospital in Bedford.
Born March 12, 1922, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Sherman and Naomi (Fry) Belcher. He married Barbara Jane Baughman September 23, 1941, and she preceded him in death April 27, 2010.
He retired from General Motors Powertrain after 31 years.
Elmer was a U. S. Navy veteran of World War II and a member of American Legion Post No. 250 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107.
Rita May Barrow, Bloomington
Robert Dean Belcher and wife, Terri, Bedford
Dale Gene Belcher and wife, Leann, Mitchell
Anita Faye Madding and husband, Jeff, Bedford
Darrell Belcher, Mitchell
Charles Belcher, Mitchell
Don Belcher, Seymour
Evalou Pate, Orleans
Mary Davis, Lakeland, Florida
Dorothy Marshall, Indianapolis
23 great grandchildren
Stephanie Coulter and Jeanette Kimberly
His parents; wife; son, Jerry Lee Belcher; and daughter, Donna Kay Hall, preceded him in death.
Funeral service will be at 1:00 p.m. Friday, February 4, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home with Rev. Steven Hight officiating. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery with military honors accorded by American Legion Post No. 250 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107.
Friends may call from 5:00-7:00 p.m. on Thursday and from noon until the service on Friday at the funeral home.