Newcomer's Noland Road Chapel

509 S Noland Rd, Independence, MO


Larry D. Belcher

November 7, 1949November 22, 2019

Larry Dean Belcher, 70, of Independence, MO, passed away Friday, November 22, 2019 at the VA Hospital.

Larry was born on November 7, 1949 in Kansas City, MO. Mr. Belcher attended Center High School and Penn Valley Community College. He then served as a Sargent in the U.S Army during the Vietnam War. Larry worked for Butler Construction as a Senior Engineering Manager and retired after 37 years of service. After retirement, he continued to work as a Contractor for Butler Construction. In his spare time he loved to travel, watch NASCAR and the Kansas City Chief’s. He also enjoyed bowling and playing pool. His long time hobby was buying and restoring Harley Davidson motorcycles.

Larry was preceded in death by his mother, Shirley and his father, Earl. He is survived by his wife, Jerri; his three children: Kimberlei Esparza (Michael), Donica Barnett, Larry Belcher II; his 5 grandchildren: Marissa Smith (Matt), Hayley Barnett, Jacob Belcher, Jordan Belcher and Justin Belcher; his five siblings: Carol Anderson, Jim Belcher, Allen Belcher (Natalie), Cathy Jankovich and Diana Wilson; and his two step sons Chris Abbott and Greg Abbott.

Memorial Service will be held at 11:30 AM on December 6, 2019 at Newcomer’s Noland Road Chapel, 509 S Noland Rd, Independence, MO 64050. Committal Service/Military Honors will be held at 2:00 PM at Missouri Veteran Cemetery, 20109 Business Highway 13, Higginsville, MO 64037. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Larry’s name to The American Cancer Society, 1100 Pennsylvania Ave, Kansas City, MO or www.cancer.org/donate.


  • Earl Belcher, Father (deceased)
  • Shirley (Kirch) Belcher, Mother (deceased)
  • Jerri Belcher, Wife
  • Kimberlei (Michael) Esparza, Donica Barnett and Larry Belcher II, Children
  • Marissa (Matt) Smith, Hayley Barnett, Jacob Belcher, Jordan Belcher and Justin Belcher, Grandchildren
  • Carol Anderson, Jim Belcher, Allen (Natalie) Belcher, Cathy Jankovich and Diana Wilson, Siblings
  • Chris Abbott and George Abbott, Step-sons


  • Memorial Service Friday, December 6, 2019
  • Committal Service/Military Honors Friday, December 6, 2019


Larry D. Belcher

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Nancy Belcher

December 10, 2019

Larry was my first and only true love. Together we shared 3 beautiful and amazing children that the 2 of us have and always will be extremely proud of. Larry was a witty, loving, caring, intelligent and an amazing man in so many ways. He'll be greatly missed by our 3 children as well as myself. RIP Sweetheart & Spread your newly acquired wings! Fly High My 💖

Carol Anderson

December 6, 2019

Larry was a great brother. I will miss him dearly. Now he is at peace and free of pain. Thank you for being my older brother.

Mark Cogley

December 5, 2019

Larry was a great mentor to me when I first stared at Butler in 1979 as an engineering technician. His willingness to share his vast knowledge (along with great patience!) gave me the best career start anyone could ask for.
We also played as partners in the early days of the Bucon golf league. Larry was not one to be intimidated. I recall us being paired against the President and Vice President of Bucon one evening. Mike and Ken were serious, low handicap golfers but Larry still played for the fun of the game; we had one of our best rounds and won the match. I can still see the grin on Larry’s face when the scoring was done.
I’m grateful for Larry’s mentoring and friendship. My sincere condolences to his family.

Bill Johnsmeyer

December 5, 2019

I remember Larry as a wonderful human being. He was also extremely important to BUCON's ongoing ability to perform well on so many projects. I respected him deeply for who he was and all he did. God Bless him and his family!

Dan Kumm

December 3, 2019

I had the good fortune of working as a superintendent on many projects detailed by Larry. His work was always good and someone the team had complete confidence in. Always so knowledgeable and always polite and easy to work with. He will certainly be missed. All my thoughts with the family and friends.