Willie M. Belcher Jr.
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Virginia Beach - Willie Melvin "Punk" Belcher Jr., 84, went home to be with the Lord February 9, 2014. Born in Crewe, VA, he was the son of the late Ruth and Willie Melvin Belcher, Sr. A Korean War Veteran, he served his country proudly in the United States Army, and was awarded the Purple Heart and the Bronze Star. Melvin worked as a loan officer at several banks in the Tidewater area. He loved to sing and was a member of the Virginia Beach Chorale for nearly 30 years. He also sang in the choir at Bow Creek Presbyterian Church. A kind, cheerful man, Melvin never met a stranger and will be missed by many.
He is survived by his beloved wife, Martha Susan Clark Belcher, two devoted daughters, Patricia Ruth Ver Schneider (Thomas James), Amy Elizabeth Benabou (David Abraham); three cherished grandsons, William Matthew Ver Schneider, Mark Patrick Ver Schneider, and Andrew Watkins Ver Schneider (Deanna Knott); a dear sister Margaret "Peggy" Adleman and many cousins, nieces, nephews and friends whom he greatly loved.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, February 15 at 3pm at Altmeyer Funeral Home - Maestas Chapel, 1801 Baltic Ave, Virginia Beach. Memorial donations may be made to the Virginia Beach Rescue Squad at www.vbvrs.com/donate. Online condolences may be made at www.Altmeyer.com.
Published in The Virginian Pilot on Feb. 13, 2014