Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

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October 1, 2013

MICHAEL EDWARD “MICKEY” BELCHER

PRINCETON — PRINCETON — Michael Edward “Mickey” Belcher, 72, of 501 Barborosa Lane in Princeton, died Tuesday, October 1, 2013 at Bowers Hospice House in Beckley. Born July 11, 1941 in Blacksburg, Va. he was the son of the late, James E. “Big Jim” Belcher and Clara Louise Thomas Belcher.

He was a 1959 graduate of Princeton High School, 1964 graduate of Concord College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry and Mathematics, and received his Masters Degree in Secondary Education in 1990 from the College of Graduate Studies. Mickey was a retired Mercer County Schools Science and Chemistry teacher. He taught several years at Bluefield High School before transferring to Princeton Senior High School where he taught until retirement. He worked for Dupont for two years as a Chemist Foreman, eight years at Appalachian Regional Hospital and six years at Bluefield Regional Medical Center as a Clinical Chemist. He also served as Assistant Plant Manager for Celtite in Princeton and as an Assistant Manager for Eckards in Princeton. He was an active member of the First United Church in Princeton where he served as a Sunday School Teacher and on numerous church committees. He was also a member of the Chancel Choir and Adult Handbell Choir of the church. Mickey was a member of the American Chemical Society, National Education Association, West Virginia Education Association, and the Mercer County Education Association. He also served as Chaplain for Gideons International in the Mercer County area.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Sue Ann Ballard Belcher.

Survivors include one son, Michael P. Belcher and his wife, Sara Bavis of Blacksburg, Va.; one daughter, Clarissa Lynne Belcher Sutton and husband, Tal of Ghent, W.Va. with whom he made his home since May; one grandson, Tal Russell Sutton, II; one brother, James Scott Belcher and wife, Debbie of Fisherville, Va.; and one sister, Janice L. “Susie” Belcher of Princeton.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00 p.m., Thursday, October 3, 2013, at the First United Methodist Church in Princeton with the Reverend Scott Sears officiating. Burial will follow at Oakwood Park Cemetery in Princeton. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers. Friends may call at the church from 12:00 noon to the service hour on Thursday. Memorial contributions may be made to the First United Methodist Church Youth Scholarship Fund, PO Box 304, Princeton, WV 24740, or The Gideons International, PO Box 5103, Princeton, WV 24740.

Online condolences may be sent by visiting www.seaverfuneralservice.com.

Seaver Funeral Home in Princeton is serving the Belcher family.

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