Sterling Thomas Belcher
Sterling Thomas Belcher, 71, of Rocky Mount, passed away Saturday, January 29, 2011. Sterling served four years in the US Army and retired from Dupont with 31 years service. He enjoyed farming and promoting the Tripple Creek Park "Festival in the Pines". He was also a 30 year promoter in the Blue Grass Community, a three time nominee for Promoter of the Year SPBGMA, presented a Key to the Town of Rocky Mount 2005, Virginia Folk Music Association "Special Recognition Award 2005" for 25 years dedicated service and special recognition from the East Coast Bluegrass Association. Sterling was born June 14, 1939, son of the late Clyde and Ethel Holland Belcher and was also preceded in death by his brother, Monte Belcher, sisters, Marie Young and Louise Berger. Surviving are his wife, Pat Dillon Belcher; son, Stacy Belcher and girl-friend, Bianca Falke, daughter and son-in-law, Dreama Belcher and Larry Stephenson; a loving grandfather to Falon Whysper Stephenson; and a sister, Joyce Wood. Funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m. Tuesday at Flora Funeral Chapel with Elder Mark Terry and Elder Larry Hollandsworth officiating. Interment will follow in Franklin Memorial Park. The family will receive friends 5 to 8 p.m. Monday at Flora Funeral Service & Cremation Center Rocky Mount.

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Published by Roanoke Times from Jan. 31 to Feb. 1, 2011.
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Dreama, I know you still miss your Daddy. He is very proud of you three. Hang on to all the sweet memories. Love and prayers.
Johnny & Mary Ann Keene
Friend
January 25, 2020
We know that time does help with the pain . Now you focus on the beautiful memories. You are in our thoughts and we will continue to pray for you.
Love,
Johnny & Mary Ann
Johnny and Mary Ann Keene
Friend
January 25, 2019
Sorry to hear of Sterling's Passing. Enjoyed working with him at DuPont.
(by way of Phillip Jones, her nephew)
Becky Harris
February 2, 2011
We are so sorry to hear of your loss. I really do know how you feel at this time. I was told it is ok to cry, because you are crying for your memories. Dreama, "HE IS NO LONGER HURTING"!! The good LORD now has him in his hands.
We love you all.
Johnny & Mary Ann Keene
February 2, 2011
Sorry to hear of the loss of Sterling. He will always be remembered by his smile and bringing bluegrass music close to home, for everyone to enjoy.
May god bless you, during this difficult time.
Love and sympathy,
Benny and Vickie Furrow
Chatham, Va
February 1, 2011
To the Belcher Family: Sterling was a wonderful person. We will surely miss seeing at bluegrass festivals, especially at Cabin Fever this year. We continue to pray for you! Earl & Cathy Banton
February 1, 2011
Pat, Dreama, Stacy, my thoughts and prayers are with you. His memory will last forever in all he has done, Thank you for allowing him to live his dream he brought so many people together. He will be missed by all who knew him, I am so blessed to be able to call him "FRIEND". God bless you all.
Devin Taylor
February 1, 2011
Pat,Dreama,Stacy; I pray the lord be with you in this time of grievance. The community has lost one of its finest people. He was loved and will be missed deeply.
Robert Dowdy
February 1, 2011
Pat, Dreama, and Stacy,

My thoughts and prayers are with you. Sterling was a wonderful man and I know he will be missed by many.
Lisa (Hall) Doss
February 1, 2011
Years ago, I remember Sterling asking me for tips on how to overcome his intense stage fright. It takes a brave soul to get on stage at his age and perform for people. But that was Sterling- just as outgoing and vivacious as anyone could be! So sorry for your family's loss.
Kenzie Law
February 1, 2011
I am so sorry that I did not know about Sterling passing in time to attend the visitation or funeral. Sterling was a nice person. I had a lot of good times with him. I enjoyed going to church with him at Chestnut and listening to him sing the old hymns. I will miss him.
Bonnie Gardner
February 1, 2011
So sorry to hear of Sterling's passing ,he will be missed by all. Good man and I thought a lot of him and his family.
J.C. Radford
February 1, 2011
sorry to here about sterling our prayers are with you all the olmans
February 1, 2011
You will always live in our hearts and prayers.
JAMES W Wray
February 1, 2011
I am sorry for your loss. Sterling was the nicest guy and classmate.
Maxine Drewry
February 1, 2011
Pat, Dreama & Larry, Stacie and family

So sorry to hear this news. Sterling was one of a kind man with his strong fun loving ways and his spirit and energy was very contagious. I will remember his stay at Ft Lee, the weekend festival I stayed with you, camping on the grounds. But mostly his laugh and knowledge how to live life in the moment. Stay strong he is watching down with a smile.
d Cote
February 1, 2011
From Big Country Bluegrass...Our Thoughts and Prayers are with the Family in this , the Hardest Hour in this Life....
Jeff Michael
January 31, 2011
Sterling was an all around good person and my friend for 25 years. You couldn't help but smile around Sterling, even if you were arguing with him. It was a blessing to the bluegrass community that Sterling got to spend the last 15 years since retirement focused on what he loved, family and putting on wonderful bluegrass festivals.
Art Menius
January 31, 2011
Pat, Dreama & Larry, Stacie and family

I am eternally greatful to Sterling and Tripple Creek Park for allowing and always encouraging the young ones (especially my daughter Kenzie) to play and be a part of our wonderful heritage of life in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia.

Sterling, Dewey Prilliman has a little fiddle all ready for you, so we know you are doing ok.

Bonnie Law
January 31, 2011
So very sorry to hear. Our sympathy and thoughts with you all. He will be very missed
Chery Kendrick
January 31, 2011
Condolences and our prayers go to the entire family. Sorry to have missed the services, I have been out of town for a couple of weeks. I will miss a dear friend and remember all the good times we have had together.
Ray Carter (Wirtz,Va)
Ray Carter
January 31, 2011
Prayers going out to the entire family. May the wonderful memories you had with him last a lifetime.
Amanda Arrington
January 31, 2011
Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone during this difficult time. I just heard the news and know that he will be missed by so many, just as we will miss him. Bluegrass music has lost a good friend and patriot. I can only imagine the conversations he's having now with the bluegrass greats that have gone on before!! God bless. Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out
Russell Moore
January 31, 2011
Sorry to hear about Sterling's passing. We didn't find out until today.(1/31/11)
Aunt Marie & Phillip Jones
January 31, 2011
"The Bluegrass Family has lost a dear member. Our thoughts and prayers are with you." Homer & Mary Boyd and Roger & Brenda Quesinberry (Wayside Bluegrass, Stuart, VA)
January 31, 2011
Pat, Dreama and Stacy
I am so sorry to here about Sterling he was a good man that always had a smile on his face. And knew how to make people happy. I miss seeing ya'll it has been a long time since I've seen all of you all.May the lord lay his hand on each of you and help you through it
Pam Smith
January 31, 2011
Berger and Millie Whitlow
January 31, 2011
Aunt Pat, Dreama and Stacy
My heart goes out to each of you. May God surround you with his love bringing you comfort and strength during this time. Love to all, Glenda
January 31, 2011
We are so sorry to learn of Sterling's passing. He was a good man, and will be missed by many. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. Much love, Jeanette & Johnny Williams
J Williams
January 31, 2011
Pat, Dreama, Stacy and family: I am so sorry to hear that Sterling has passed. He surely will be remembered for his very outspoken voice echoing from the stage at Tripple Creek. What a special husband, father, grandfather and friend to all he came in contact with. Bless all you!
Mae Hall Conner
January 31, 2011
We will all miss Sterling. Our Bluegrass Family has lost a dear friend. We will treasure the memory of Sterling singing on stage with us last year at the Festival.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family at this time. God bless you all.
Scott, Mike, Ronnie, A.D., T.W., Jeff, & Kenny The Little Mountain Boys
January 31, 2011
I was very sorry to learn of Sterling's passing. God bless you all during this difficult time - my thoughts and prayers are with you.
Ronnie Wood
January 31, 2011
Sterling was a wonderful friend to Bluegrass Musicians, and a wonderful man. He will be truly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family during this difficult time. May God bless you all and comfort you, and may Sterling's Journey be a blessed one.
A.D. & Connie Massie
January 31, 2011
May God comfort you in this difficult time. May your many loving memories give you peace. May stories of your life together bring you smiles for years to come and give Falon great memories of her grandfather. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Dreama, I'm sending a hug for you. Lane Mueller
Lane Mueller
January 31, 2011
Drema and family: We are both so sorry to hear about Sterling. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Debbie & Rick Webb
January 31, 2011
Such a great loss to all of us who loved and respected Sterling. My love and sympathy to all of you. May God bless and comfort you.
Wanda Dalton
January 31, 2011
To the Belcher family: Drema; I am sorry to hear, of the passing of your father. I pray that the Lord will grant you, and yours, peace and understanding during this time.

Maceo Toney.
January 31, 2011