Donald R. "Donnie" Belcher

July 13, 1940April 19, 2012

Donald R. “Donnie” Belcher, 71, of Newburgh, passed away Thursday, April 19, 2012 at Cypress Grove Rehabilitation Center in Newburgh. He was born July 13, 1940 in Evansville, IN.

He retired from Whirlpool Corporation after 37 years, and was a US Army National Guard Veteran. Donnie was a member of the National Rifle Association and enjoyed trading knives and guns and traveling to gun shows. He was an avid collector of sports cards, and enjoyed hunting and fishing. He also enjoyed horse racing and going to Ellis Park.

Donnie is survived by his daughter, Vicki Shelton; son, Brian Belcher; grandchildren, Michelle, Michael, Jacob, Peyton, and Paige; great grandchildren, Ja’Leal and Malaya; brother, Larry Belcher; and many nieces and nephews.

Services will be 11:00 AM, Monday, April 23, 2012, at Alexander Newburgh Chapel, officiated by Rev. Paul Gates. Friends may visit Sunday, 2-6 PM and Monday 9:00 AM until service time at the funeral home.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Destiny by Chance Thoroughbred Rescue, P.O. Box 416, Versailles, KY 40383.


  • Funeral Service Monday, April 23, 2012
  • Visitation Sunday, April 22, 2012
  • Visitation Monday, April 23, 2012

Donald R. "Donnie" Belcher

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Linda Coultas

May 4, 2012

So glad I was able to see Donnie 'one more time'....he may have been a little slower .. a little quieter..but he seemed to enjoy the peanut butter fudge I took him. So sorry that he had to suffer his last few years; but it's clear he was well taken care of. Now it's time for the good rest... God Bless. love all, lindy

Gloria Chase

April 22, 2012

My thoughts and prayers sent to Larry and Cathy and the whole family. Will miss him. Gloria

Connie Craig

April 22, 2012

I am sorry to hear about the loss of Donnie. I worked with him for years at Whirllpool (Morgan Av). He is such a much better place. Again, I'm sorry.

Henry Latham

April 21, 2012

Sorry for you loss, prayers for your families.

Cathy Patton

April 21, 2012

Vicki and Brian
I am so sorry for ur loss. Ur dad was the best. Thank u so much for sharing him with me for so long and being there with u guys til the end. You both know I am here if u ever need me. I am very greatful for having u in my life. Donnie was like a dad to me, he adopted me many many years ago. I have so many memories that i will hold on to forever. Dad u will always be loved and never forgotten. U fought a long hard battle now it is time for u to rest. U will forever be in my heart. RIP Dad. Your adopted daughter

Ray & Mary Alice Gallegos

April 21, 2012

Larry, was so sorry to hear of the passing of Donnie. Wanted to let you and Cathy know we have you in our thoughts and prayers. Love in Christ, Ray and Mary Alice.

Cathy Waters

April 21, 2012

Vicki,so sad to hear about your dad. I will be thinking of you and your family. Keep your memories close to your heart.

Michelle Johnson

April 21, 2012

my condolences to Donnie's family, I will miss him, but lord knows he is in a much better place, no more pain for him, thanks for giving me the chance to take care of a woundeful man...

Barbara Dennis

April 21, 2012

Lots of good memories, you talking about deer hunting, fishing, trading knives, guns, baseball cards- stories about Aunt Bert and Uncle Ora-oh- can't forget Whirlpool- the famous place--you and Larry complaining how bad-- you can be at peace now, you are home. Can see the reunion now-with all of the loved ones that have gone home- Love you Barb

tracy hendrixson

April 21, 2012

Uncle Donnie we love you and will miss you......
My greatest memory would be you, dad uncle Bud and me deer hunting at Mr. Curls place.
Tracy Michael, Mikayla