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Harold Grim Belk

SALISBURY - Harold Grim Belk, 73, of Salisbury passed away Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012, at his residence.

He was born Oct. 7, 1939, in Union County, the son of the late Reece Griffin Belk Sr. and Ruth Domer Grim Belk.

A graduate of Fairview High School in Monroe/Union County, Harold graduated from Central Piedmont Community College and later attended the University of North Carolina in Charlotte, where he studied criminal justice. He retired in 1985 from the Charlotte Police Department where he worked for 25 years, many as a Fraud Investigator.

Harold was a member of Union Lutheran Church, Andrew Jackson 0576 Masonic Lodge, Oasis Shrine and Fraternal Order of the Police Lodge 9 of Charlotte. He was a kind and very gentle soul who will be greatly missed. He also enjoyed doing crossword puzzles.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brother, Jacob Donald Belk.

Those left to cherish memories are wife Leda Belk, who he married in Cornelius on Nov. 6, 1988; "Special Daughter" Donna Belk Thomas of San Diego, Calif.; daughter-in-law Ester Marsh and husband Kevin Marsh of Salisbury; brother Reece Belk, Jr., Palmyra, Va.; sisters Elaine Belk Metts, Ralph Metts of Tryon and Doris Belk Tilley of Durham; granddaughters Frankie Belk of Salisbury and Edie Belk serving in the U.S. Army in Norfolk, Va.; and grandson Andrew Burgess of Salisbury.

Visitation: 12-1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17 at Union Lutheran Church, 4770 Bringle Ferry Road, Salisbury, NC 28146.

Service: 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17 at Union Lutheran Church with Rev. Lonnie Karriker and Rev. David W. Nuottila officiating. Burial to follow at Bethel Lutheran Cemetery, 355 E. Ridge Road, Salisbury, NC 28144.

Memorials: St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Lyerly Funeral Home is serving the Belk family. Online condolences may be made at www.lyerlyfuneralhome.com
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Published in Salisbury Post on Nov. 16, 2012
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