Donald Ray Belch, Sr.

February 1, 1933April 13, 2019

Donald R. Belch “Pop” age 86, of Charlotte, passed away April 13, 2019 from complications of pneumonia. He was born in Colerain, NC on February 1, 1933.

He graduated from Colerain High School and attended Chowan College. He was married to the love of his life, Bobbie Belch, for 54 years before she passed away in 2012. Before retiring, Pop owned a home improvement business for many years. He was a member of Christ Episcopal Church in Albemarle, NC. He had a passion for golf, reading, sports and gardening. He also loved poker with his buddies from Lake Tillery. He enjoyed music and dancing as well as spending time with family and friends.

He was survived by daughter Shari Pritchard and her husband Neil of Charlotte, NC, son Don Belch Jr. and his wife Alana of Charlotte, NC, son David Belch of Carolina Beach, NC, and daughter Nikki Hale and her husband Dean of Harrisburg, NC. He had 10 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. He is also survived by his twin sister Dot Phillips of Dallas, TX.

Funeral arrangements will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 23, 2019 at McEwen Funeral Service-Mint Hill Chapel.

Memorials may be made to Levine & Dickson Hospice House of Huntersville.

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23 April

Celebration of Life Service

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

McEwen Funeral Service-Mint Hill Chapel

7428 Matthews-Mint Hill Road
Charlotte, NC 28227


Donald Ray Belch, Sr.

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Alan Jaffre

April 17, 2019

Although I knew Big Don for many years I never had the opportunity to know him very well. But I did know that I liked Big Don very very much, everyone did. He was a truly outstanding man. I never heard him complain, even after becoming Ill. He certainly loved his wife, his children, and his large family. I remember the last time I got to play golf with Don...I won a whole dollar.
Don thought that was so funny. Too, I remember the time he attending my birthday and knowing that I liked to read, bought a box full of detective novels.

Big Don was a man's man and simply great to be around. When I see him again I'll give him a chance to win his dollar back.

John Hayes

April 16, 2019

Don, you are my best friend forever. I love you like a brother. God Bless you. I miss you so much. Love Tom Hayes