Kenny Richard Belcher

March 01, 1961 ‒ May 05, 2019

Delaware, Ohio

Kenny Richard Belcher, 58, of Delaware, Ohio passed away unexpectedly Sunday afternoon, May 5, 2019 at his residence.

He was born March 1, 1961 in Delaware to Douglas and Ruth (Blankenship) Belcher, graduated from Buckeye Valley High School in 1979 and then attended The Ohio State University.

Kenny worked as a plan coder for United Health for 30 years and was a very active member of the Delaware Church of Christ serving in many capacities including treasurer, song leader and secretary. A huge history buff, he loved World War I, the Biltmore and the Titanic.

Left to cherish his memory are his parents, Douglas and Ruth Belcher of Delaware; sister, Lorrie Oiler of Newark, nephew, Adam (Sheena) Staley of Newark; aunts and uncles, Mary Kay (Belcher) and Buz Owens of Grundy, VA, Gene Belcher of Grundy, VA, Phyllis (Belcher) Stevens of Delaware, Paul Blankenship of Bristol, VA, and Sue (Blankenship) and Charlie Coleman of Abingdon, VA; numerous cousins and a host of devoted friends.

Kenny was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents Bill and Ocea Belcher and his maternal grandparents Richard Dolphus and Ida Blankenship.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday, May 8, 2019 from 5 – 8 pm at the Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center, 101 Valleyside Drive (formerly 1510 W. William Street), Delaware. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, May 9, 2019 at 11:00 am at the Delaware Church of Christ, 71 State Route 203, Delaware, Ohio 43015 with Pastor Keith Ball officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery.

Contributions in Kenny’s memory may be made to the Delaware Church of Christ.

The Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center of Delaware is honored to serve the Belcher family.

To share a fond memory of Kenny or to offer a condolence to his family, please visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com

  • Kenny was such a treasured co-worker and truly exemplified what it means to act as a Christian in the work place. He was kind and patient, no matter how many questions he was asked, and always prepared for meetings with accurate information. For those who worked side by side with him at the office, his humor and sensitivity will always be remembered. He acted as a big brother figure to me, and set a fantastic example of what a good work ethic looks like. He put up with some gentle ribbing form his mischievous “little sisters” at the office, especially when he turned 50 and had his cubicle outrageously decorated for the occasion, or when we nominated him to carry the “disaster flag” to guide us all out of the office if there was a fire. He always maintained a healthy perspective on what was truly important, and knowing him made me a better worker and friend by the example he set. He will be greatly missed.

  • Although I never actually met Kenny I attended quite a few meetings with him on the phone daily at United Healthcare. He was always very prepared and very knowledgeable with his work. He was always very friendly to me and to everyone that was on the call when we had them. I wish I could have met him personally. I will miss being on the calls with him. Rest In Peace Kenny….I will miss you.

  • I can not express how sorry I am for your family. I have known and sit side by side with him for 26 years. He knows my family, my life. Kenny was the nicest, kindest most considerate person I have ever known. I remember when my oldest was in college, he would edit her papers for her. We joked, we cried, we had fun. What a blessing it has been to know and have him in my life. He will be missed by all who knew him.

  • Kenny, you were such an awesome friend as well as a great co-worker. I will miss our chats and laughter. Like Lynn said, you really did exemplify how a Christian should act in the workplace and I am glad we were able to share our faith stories with each other. While we are mourning your loss, heaven is truly rejoicing. Fly high with the angels, Kenny.

  • Kenny an I worked together for 25 years beginning when the company was small and called R. E. Harrington He was,and will always be, a friend I recall fondly for his kindness, patience and sense of humor. He was one of the few who would take on my endless sarcasm, one on one. Please know how sorely he will be missed and remembered for the sense of well being he brought to others. I hope knowing will bring some small comfort.

  • My fondest memory of Kenny was the time I attended an Ohio State football game with him. He was such a gracious host and showed me around the stadium before the game. We had great seats!! So great that I could see the tuba player dot the “i”. That was even exciting for this Bama fan!! On Kenny’s visit to Alabama, we went to a Bama game. My seats were not as good and even though I complained about them alot, Kenny never did! That’s just Kenny. What a great guy and I will always remember those times with him!

  • I was blessed to know and work with Kenny for many years. I’ve always appreciated his positive attitude, his quick smile and willingness to give a helping hand. He was a sweet, gentle soul and his loss is greatly felt. He was a bit of a kindred spirit as we both have roots in southwest Virginia. His memories of family reunions there were very special to him. Please accept my heartfelt condolences. I am praying that your family will find comfort and peace as you reconcile this loss.

  • I sit right behind Kenny and have known him the last couple years I’ve worked in this department. I will never forget our morning conversations about our country road commutes, our idea of a tiki lounge in the corner of our office, the shoulder shrug followed by “welp it’ll be ok” and his love for the daily newspaper which we would talk about! Kenny was the funniest, kindest, greatest man to work with. My deepest sympathy goes out to all his family and friends. This is such a tragic time and I pray that God be with you all to bring you comfort and positive, fun loving memories of Kenny during this very difficult time.

  • When I think of Kenny, I think of the kind, patient, gentle, funny, genuine person that he was. He was always a pleasure to talk and work with. You could just reach out to him to ask him a question and he would help you with patience. Kenny will be missed dearly by each and every member of our team as he made a big impact on each of us. He may be gone but he will not be forgotten! His work here is done and he is now blessed with Eternal Greatness – I do believe that he will be one of the Angels among us. God Bless his family and friends and may they find peace in the memories they share amongst them.
    R.I.P my dear friend.

  • I never met Kenny. He was my Facebook friend colleague and he likes playing and watching rugby.
    I just want to say that no person is every truly alone. Those who live no more, whom we loved, echo still within our thoughts, our words , our hearts.

  • Words cannot describe how much Kenny will be missed. Throughout our over 25 year working relationship it never ceased to amaze either of us how much we had in common. From being OSU graduates and our true love of the Buckeyes, to enjoying sharing the Little Brown Jug with our fathers. With both of us growing up in Delaware it was funny to find out that even the doctor that delivered him ended up being my brother’s father in law. Kenny may have been a creature of habit, with his newspapers and sudoku puzzles, but he was always willing to lend a helping hand with a smile. I am blessed to have had the privilege to call him a true friend.

  • I cannot begin to express how sad and shocked we all are at Kenny’s passing. I have worked with Kenny almost the whole 30 years. He was such a joy to work with. I knew I could always go to him with questions or just to get a second opinion. He came to every one of the calling hours for members of my family I lost as far back as 1994. He was such a thoughtful and kind man. He will be greatly missed. Rest in peace Kenny. You are in a truly better place.

  • Praying for your family! I loved Kenny with all my heart and was quite shocked to hear of his passing. I love you all and will definitely be keeping you all in prayer!

    Pastor Jenni (Glenn) Sirgo

  • Kenny and I worked together for over 6 years through implementation. I was always pleased to see when we were assigned to work on a group together. His eye for detail and positive attitude was so refreshing. His sense of humor really lighted my day. Kenny was always happy to lend a helping hand when anyone needed assistance. Kenny will truly be missed.

  • To the family of Kenny belcher
    Kenny was a good man. He knew his bible. Every Sunday morning when I took my granddaughter to her classroom to wait for her teacher whenever Kenny would come in she would stop what she was doing and walk him to his office Kenny would always have a smile on his face and they would both talk about everything when they were at his office she say there you go he would always say thanks talk to you later she say ok bye. Thanks Kenny for taking the time to visit with my granddaughter.
    We will miss Kenny our thoughts and prayers are with the family. In Christine ❤️ Barbara nibert and Christine Hovis

  • I was so sorry to hear of Kenny’s passing. I was the manager of his department for many years and could not have asked for a better employee. More importantly he was genuinely such a kind and thoughtful person. He will be missed by everyone who knew him.

  • I was sorry to hear that when I was on PTO a vr4y good work friend earned his wings, Kenny was not only a joy to work with he was quite knowledgeable. His wit, gentle laugh and fellow love for the Buckeyes allowed him to be a favorite co-worker of mine. I will miss you Kenny. Thank for allowing the love of GOD to be displayed in your day-to-day activities, Rest in peace!!!