Buford-Belcher-Obituary

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Buford B."Boots" Belcher

Apr 24, 1941 - May 16, 2021 (Age 80)

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Rest In Peace, my friend. You were a good friend and mentor. You’ll be missed, but I know you had family and friends waiting for you in Heaven. Tell 301 hello from me.

Liz,
If you need anything, you know where I am.

Love you!
Bonnie

I was shock when I got news he he had passed away. If there is rescue squad in heaven he is up there being caption.. Rest easy Boots

So sorry to hear about Boots passing. He would always greet us when attending rescue meeting. My dad Kelly Walters and he would always talk about how to improve rescue.

Our Deepest Heartfelt Sympathy for such A CARING AND WONDERFUL LOVING PERSON WHO TOOK SUCH GREAT CARE OF HIS COMMUNITY . THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE TO YOUR COUNTRY AND TO YOUR COMMUNITY. REST IN PEACE. CALVIN AND GINNIE LUCAS

I am so sorry to hear of Boots passing. He truly demonstrated service to others throughout his life. I was nice to be able to know him through the VAVRS

Buford, we were buddies and when it came to playing tricks on squad members while hanging around the Squad Hall. None of the older squad members will forget the midnight call from you to stop the noise citizens were being treated to in Pearisburg. Thanks to “those Damned juniors” the sheriff’s office knew all your phone numbers. Time to rest “Bootsie”. We will carry on for you and Steve.

So sad to hear of the loss of this gentle man. He was such gentleman and certainly was gifted with the talents needed to provide care and leadership in the Rescue and EMS world. Rest in peace sir we will do our best to continue your work and dedication
Love and Gods blessings and peace to the family.

He was a good friends n to we meet aing my friends

Obituary

Buford's Obituary

Buford Blackburn Belcher “Boots”, 80 of Pearisburg, VA departed this life Sunday, May 16, 2021 after a short illness.  Born April 24, 1941, in West Virginia, he was a son of the late Howard and Lucille Thomas Belcher. 

Boots dedicated his life to the service of his country and community.  Boots served his country first in the Army.  Later, he would be a law enforcement officer with the US Forestry Service; a founding and Life member of Newport Volunteer Rescue Squad, a Life member of both Giles Life Saving and Volunteer Rescue Squad, and Virginia Association of Volunteer Rescue Squad.  He practiced his faith at Rich Creek United Methodist Church.

Boots is preceded in death by his parents; wife, Virginia Turner Belcher; and brother, Charles Belcher.

Left to cherish his memory are his daughter, Elizabeth “Liz” Baxter (Steve) of Radford, VA; grandson, Ryan Baxter; a sister Annell Nagy of Sebring, FL; a niece, Kelly Duncan McElory; nephews, Michael Duncan, and Kirk Duncan; five great nieces and nephews; four great-great nieces and nephews; and a host of friends.

There will be a funeral service held Thursday, May 20, 2021 at 2:00 PM at the Kendall Funeral Home Chapel in Pembroke, Virginia with Pastor Aubrey Whitlow officiating.  A graveside service will follow at Birchlawn Burial Park.  The family will receive friends in the Kendall Funeral Home Chapel Thursday, May 20, 2021 from 12:00 PM until 2:00 PM.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in Boots’ memory to Newport Volunteer Rescue Squad (418 Bluegrass Trail Road Newport, VA 24128); Giles Lifesaving and Volunteer Rescue Squad (175 Industrial Park Drive Pearisburg, VA 24134); or your local Rescue Squad.  A guestbook is available by visiting www.kendallfuneralhome.com.  The staff of Kendall Funeral Home are honored to be serving the Belcher family.

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