Jerry Dean Belcher
July 12, 1952 ‒ January 27, 2020
Jerry Dean Belcher 67, of Marengo, passed away peacefully Monday, January 27, 2020 at his residence surrounded by his loving family.
Jerry was born July 2, 1952 in Mount Gilead, Ohio, early, weighing only 2lbs 8oz., the first preemie in Morrow County, he was the son of the late James Greenville & Hazel (Corwin) Belcher. Jerry graduated from Highland High School in 1970 and would go on and attend The Ohio State University where he received his Bachelor’s Degree in Animal Science in 1974. Jerry was a farmer for all of his life, and didn’t let his illness these past couple of months slow him down from working the land which he loved. He was a lifelong member of the Sparta United Methodist Church in Sparta, Ohio. Jerry was also a member of the “In His Name” gospel group, who traveled statewide singing at several events.
Left to cherish his memory are his loving wife of 43 years Kathy (Guiher) Belcher; sons Jason (Kaylee Savage), Jared (Danielle), Justin (Maiya) Belcher; grandchildren Brayden, Raegan, Colt Belcher; sisters Rita Porter, Sondra (Jay) Coe, Diane (Bill) Mahan; numerous nieces and nephews .
He was preceded in death by his parents, and brother- in-law Leslie “Butch” Porter.
Jerry was very passionate about farming, but when he wasn’t working the long hours in the field, he was either singing, or tinkering on his Allis Chalmers tractors. Jerry’s greatest joy in life was becoming a father and raising his 3 sons, and then again when he became a grandfather. His family and those close to him will remember him as the kind, faithful, stubborn and relentless, husband, father, grandfather, and brother that he was.
Family and friends may call from 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm Thursday, January 30, 2020 at The Sparta United Methodist Church, 22 North Church Street, Sparta, Ohio 43350. Pastor Ryan Skelton will officiate funeral services 10:00 am Friday, January 31, 2020 at the Sparta United Methodist Church. Burial will follow at Bloomfield Township Cemetery.
The family would like to invite everyone back to the Sparta United Methodist Church following the graveside services for food and fellowship.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be directed towards the Sparta United Methodist Church, 22 North Church Street, Sparta, Ohio 43350.
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The DeVore- Snyder Funeral Home in Sunbury is assisting the family with arrangements.