Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

Obituary Archives

July 23, 2013

Robert Joseph Belcher

KEYSTONE — Robert Joseph Belcher, 75, of Keystone, W.Va., passed away Monday, July 22, 2013 at his sister's residence. Born August 18, 1937 in Algoma, he was the son of the late Wiley E. and Bertha M. Watkins Belcher.

During his life, he served as the Chief of Police in Keystone, W.Va. and later he was the Assistant Superintendent of Eastern Associated Coal and most recently worked construction as a drywall finisher. He was an avid fisherman and hunter and enjoyed spending his time outdoors.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Angia Virginia Bowling Belcher, daughter Theresa Karen Belcher; brothers  Edward and Bobby Belcher and sisters Barbara Jean George and Gail Albrecht.

He will be sadly missed by his daughters Sherry Wysong and husband Christopher of Barboursville, W.Va.; Patricia Hamilton and husband Wendel of Huntington, W.Va.; Pamela Denise Belcher of Barboursville, W.Va. and  one son - Robert J. Belcher Jr. of Keystone, W.Va. Brothers Nick Belcher and wife Sybil of Beckley, W.Va.; Sonny Belcher and wife Dixie of Bluewell, W.Va.; Jack Belcher and wife Meta Jo of Michigan; sisters Linda Christian and husband Charlie of Michigan and Judy Johnson and husband Butch of Burke Mtn., W.Va. Grandchildren April Sneed, Daniel and Elizabeth Ball, Sarah and Bridgette Belcher and Robert J. Belcher III. Great-grandson, Anthony Sneed, along with a host of nieces and nephews and fiancée Suzanne Compton of Bluefield, W.Va.

Visitation will be held at the funeral home chapel on Tuesday, July 23, 2013 from 6-8 p.m.  

Funeral services for Robert will be held at Roselawn Funeral Home Chapel, 450 Courthouse Road, Princeton, W.Va. on Wednesday, July 24, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. with the Reverend Nick Belcher officiating. Interment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Gardens where friends and family will serve as pallbearers.

To leave online condolences with the family, visit

Services entrusted to Roselawn Funeral Home and Cemetery, Princeton, W.Va.

Text Only
Obituary Archives
  • Dorothy Mae Smith Hoge Dorothy Mae Smith Hoge

    BLUEFIELD — Dorothy Mae Smith Hoge. The angels came on the evening of Saturday, July 26, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. and took Dorothy home to be with her Lord and family.

    July 29, 2014 2 Photos

  • Charles Ray Ellison Sr.

    PRINCETON — Charles Ray Ellison, Sr., 72, of the Courthouse Road, Princeton, died late Sunday night, July 27, 2014 at his residence.

    July 29, 2014

  • Wallace Gray “P.I.” Yates

    NORTH TAZEWELL, Va. — Wallace Gray “P.I.” Yates, age 93 of North Tazewell, VA passed away Saturday, July 26, 2014 at his daughter's home.

    July 29, 2014

  • Earl McDonald Stillwell Earl McDonald Stillwell

    BLUEFIELD — Earl McDonald Stillwell, 85 of Penmar Ave., Bluefield, West Virginia went to be with his Lord and Savior on Thursday, July 24, 2014 at Roanoke Memorial Hospital in Roanoke, Virginia.

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • Aubrey Bazel Lawson

    BLUEFIELD, Va. — Aubrey Bazel Lawson, 96 of Bluefield, VA passed away Saturday, July 26, 2014 at Bluefield Regional Medical Center.

    July 29, 2014

  • John L. Belcher

    FRANKLIN, Va. — John Lundy Belcher, 78, passed away July 27, 2014 at his home.

    July 29, 2014

  • James Gianato James Gianato

    KIMBALL — James Gianato, age 87, of Kimball, WV, went to be with the Lord Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at Bluefield Regional Medical Center after a short Illness.

    July 28, 2014 1 Photo

  • Elizabeth Pearl Baldwin Elizabeth Pearl Baldwin

    LERONA — On July 25, 2014, Elizabeth Pearl Baldwin, 84, was called home to be with Jesus and reunite with her precious Ronald.

    July 28, 2014 1 Photo

  • Douglas W. Jenkins Douglas W. Jenkins

    PRINCETON — Douglas W. Jenkins, 90, of Princeton formerly of Lashmeet died Sunday, July 27, 2014 at Princeton Health Care Center.

    July 28, 2014 1 Photo

  • James “Jake” Jackson Jr. James “Jake” Jackson Jr.

    BLUEFIELD, Va. — James “Jake” Jackson, Jr. age 65 of the Mudfork community in Bluefield, VA went to be with the Lord on Friday, July 25, 2014.

    July 28, 2014 1 Photo