Kevin L. Belcher
May 25, 1961 ‒ January 01, 2018
Formerly of Ashley, Ohio
Kevin L. Belcher, age 56, of Cardington, died Monday, January 1, 2018, at Riverside Methodist Hospital.
On May 25, 1961, Kevin was born in Columbus, Ohio, the oldest of five children of Lillie May (Conley) Belcher and the late Patrick L. Belcher. He attended Buckeye Valley High School, and completed his schooling at the Delaware JVS Career Center, where he learned to weld at 16.
A skilled welder, Kevin worked for Bry-Air in Sunbury, Stahl’s in Cardington, and most recently Marengo Fabricated Steel, until he was no longer able due to his health. He also was “one heck of a mechanic.” He could always be found tinkering out in the garage, fixing whatever needed fixing for his family.
While living in Ashley, Ohio, Kevin found his wife to be in a close by neighbor, Peggy Blake, whom he married on September 3, 1988. They enjoyed being “stuck with each other” for twenty nine years.
An avid sports fan, Kevin enjoyed rooting on his favorite teams: the Ohio State Buckeyes, Cleveland Cavaliers, Cleveland Browns, and he also jumped on the New England Patriot’s bandwagon. He had a lineup of television shows he loved to watch too.
A proud father and grandfather, Kevin cherished every moment spent with his children and grandchildren. He enjoyed teaching them to hunt, fish, play ball, shoot pool, and throw darts. To his sons, they will always remember him their nickname for him, “Brillo”, because he was always scratching their faces with his rough beard.
Kevin was a good man. He had a fun loving, laid back personality, and would do anything for the one’s he loved.
Left to cherish his memory are his beloved wife, Peggy Belcher; four children: Anthony (Jennifer) Belcher, Julia (John) Hancock, Charles Belcher, and Mike (Karrie) Blake; 11 grandchildren: Madison, Taylor, Logan, Athena, Emily, Miranda, Kyla, Kenzie, Mike Jr., Dylan and Evan; one great-granddaughter, Gracelyn; his mother, Lillie Belcher; four siblings: Philip (Rhonda) Belcher, Christopher Belcher, Edith Zornes, and Mae Belcher; and numerous nieces and nephews.
His family will greet friends from 2 – 5 p.m. on Sunday, January 7, 2018, at the Snyder Funeral Homes, Craven Chapel, 67 N. Main St., Mount Gilead. Services honoring his life will follow there at 5 p.m., with his cousin-in-law, Rev. Bob Franklin officiating. Burial will take place at a later date in Bloomfield Cemetery in Sparta.
Memorial contributions may be made to help the Wounded Warrior Project (https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org).
Snyder Funeral Homes of Mount Gilead are honored to have been chosen to serve Kevin’s family and your thoughts can be shared with them via www.SnyderFuneralHomes.com.