James Watson Belvin Jr.

September 7, 1972August 8, 2013

NEWSPAPER OBITUARY FOR JAMES WATSON BELVIN Jr. Tahlequah, OK- Funeral Services for James Watson Belvin Jr. will be held on Friday, August 16th, 2013 at 11:00 AM at Reed-Culver Chapel with Pastor Gil Hooper officiating. Wake services will be held on Thursday, August 15th, 2013 from noon until 8:00 PM. Interment will be held at Greenleaf Cemetery near Tahlequah, OK. Pallbearers for James include Richard Barnes, Zack Belvin, Brian Belvin, Donnie Belvin, Blake Estrada, and Joe Estrada. Honorary pallbearers include Shane Hooper, Gil Hooper Jr., John Brown, Solomon Belvin, Ancel Barr Jr., and Eddie Robles. James Watson Belvin Jr. was born on September 7th, 1972 in Oklahoma City , OK the son of Richard Mark and Veronica Sue (Hooper) Belvin. He attended Eufaula Boarding School and later Tecumseh High School. He worked in the construction industry and carpentry. When he wasn’t working, there was always a horse to ride, or spending some well deserved time at the fishing hole. If ever you needed someone to make you smile, this was your man. He possessed a wickedly funny sense of humor, and he was the man you could depend on for a joke or a good story. If you were traveling and needed a companion to ride along and enjoy the scenery, he was ready at a moments notice. You always knew you had a loyal and faithful friend with James around. He had your back through good times and bad. He absolutely adored his family and his children and nephews were his pride and joy! A Baptist by faith, James attended Good Springs Baptist Church. In spite of 40 short years of a life enjoyed, the Lord called James home from his earthly labors on August 8th, 2013 in Springfield, MO. The world seems a little more lonely without James to make you laugh. James is preceded in death by grandparents, Henry and Sarah Belvin and Nancy Washington and Gil Hooper. Those left to cherish James memory include his parents, Richard Belvin of Hugo, OK and Veronica Cavanaugh of Indianola, OK. He leaves three brothers and sister, Mark Belvin and wife Debbie of Shawnee, OK, Henry “Roo” Belvin of Boswell, OK, and Amanda Sue Griffitts of Indianola, OK. His legacy lives on in his children, Korey, Ryan, Rowdy, and Kya. His nephews include Blake Estrada, Joe Estrada, Jesse Belvin and Justin Belvin, as well as many cousins and a host of friends and loved ones.


  • Funeral Service Friday, August 16, 2013

James Watson Belvin Jr.

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Jeanenne Nguyen

March 18, 2014

I pray God to be with him. So sorry for his passing.

Brett Robinson

August 17, 2013

when I hear about James being gone it don't feel true. in my thoughts he was one that would never die. He was a great friend/family. he was always there to talk or back you up when you need it. fishing is what we did best. lol I remember when ryan was born an I saw him james said look at that the biggest I caught all year. he really enjoyed his kids. he had a great influence on me. i still cant believe hes gone. I hope he continues to watch over me, im sorry for yalls loss, thoughts and prayers go out to you all.

Charline Essary (Pinkerton)

August 15, 2013

We are so sorry for everyone's loss of James. It is heart breaking and we just want you to know we loved him and all of you and we will keep you in our prayers.
Skylar & Charline