Kevin L. Belcher

May 25, 1961 ‒ January 01, 2018

Cardington, Ohio
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 (

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

  • So very sorry to hear this! We have been friends since school! Prayers for your family.r.i.h,kevin! John and Chris curtis

  • Very sorry to hear about Kevin. If there is anything you need Peggy, Angie and I are here for you.

  • I am so sorry to hear of Kevin passing.him & i had a couple of fun nights together we were set up on a blind date by my roomate,we laughed so hard when we told each other last name. Rest in peace kevin.prayers for all of you.Debbie

  • I’m so sorry to hear of Kevin’s passing…My thoughts and prayers to the family during this difficult time…((HUGS)).

  • My Condolences for your loss
    Prayers for the Family
    May God Bless this Family in time of need Prayers an Hugs

  • I am so sorry to hear of Kevin’s passing. My heart goes out to his family. I knew him many years ago and have always been fond of him.

  • I am so sorry for your loss, his family and friends are in my prayers.

    Penny (Wells) Robinson

  • So sorry to hear of Kevin’s passing. He was a quiet, kind person, and very well liked here. Our prayers and thoughts are with your family at this difficult time.

  • So sorry to hear about Kevin , I have know him for a very long time. My condolences to all off his family I’m sure he will be sadly missed

  • Kevin, You wasn’t just our brother in law, You are our brother, we all basically grew up together. You will always be loved and missed . Rest in peace.

    Vonda , Becky , Chuck ,Debbie, Penny

  • Kevin we was not all that close but we all love here like vonda. Said you was like a brother. And we will miss you love you all rest in peace

  • As children we cousins have so much fun and memories together. As adults, life takes over and we loose that special bond of getting together like we did as kids. I know I myself find I miss those times so much and my cousins. I know we all find ourselves like this these days. it’s a busy busy world anymore! I’ve been getting together more lately with my cousins because I want that closeness with them we had as kids, ..Thank you Kevin for being my cousin. I’m glad God gave me the honor of being yours. as the saying goes, cousins are your 1st best friends, and they sure are!! I will cherish all the memories we made together through our lifetime. Take care and make all the family behave in will be missed by so many…💘 love you always

  • Sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers be with you during your time of sorrow.

  • Peggy and family i am very sorry to hear about Kevin i didnt know him very well but when i was around him you could tell he loved his family very much i know he will be missed. Remerber all your good times they will help comfort you through this sad time. RIP KEVIN I LOVE U ALL

  • Death can bring so many tears and pain, but may your memories bring you comfort. My heartfelt condolences to your family. May you find comfort in Christs heartwarming promise, John 5:28,29. We look forward to the day when sickness pain and death will be a thing of the past, Revelation 21:4