Donald McArthur Belcher, 72, of Colonial Heights, passed away on Saturday, April 20, 2013, after a lengthy illness.

He was the son of the late Ralph R. Sr. and Sarah Pond Belcher; and was also preceded in death by a brother, John "Bubba" Belcher; and a brother-in-law, Johnny Belcher.

He is survived by his son, Woody Franklin Belcher; two grandchildren; four brothers, Ralph R. Belcher Jr., Lawrence R. Belcher (Linda), Gerald "Jerry" Belcher (Pat) and Robert "Nicky" M. Belcher (Sue); three sisters, Joyce A. Belcher, Jean A. Belcher and Shirley B. Nislar (Lou).

A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, April 25, 2013, in Southlawn Memorial Park, Prince George, Va. The family is being served by the Petersburg Chapel of J.T. Morriss and Son Funeral Home. Condolences may be registered at

Published in The Progress-Index on Apr. 23, 2013