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6934 South Western Avenue
PO Box 891320
Oklahoma City, OK 73139
Phone: 405-634-1439
Fax: 405-634-3753
Bobby Belcher

Bobby "Sarge" Belcher

Thursday, September 24th, 1931 - Sunday, May 26th, 2019
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Bobby Gene Belcher was born to John and Edith Belcher on the 24th of September, 1931 in Jonesboro, Arkansas. He was called home to be with the Lord on the 26th of May, 2019 in Oklahoma City, OK. He was the youngest of 3 children. Older brother Garland, who passed away at the age of 6 and a sister Virginia Lee. Bobby was always a very active child, always working and helping his mother. Bobby went to public and Catholic schools in Jonesboro and Nettleton High School.
He worked on the pipeline beginning at the age of 12 until the age of 19. When his mother was diagnosed with cancer, he went to her comfort and aide. His mother passed away in 1952. November 1952, he received his draft notice for the military. Bobby entered the Army on December 1, 1952. In 1954 he met and married his wife, Freda Belcher. They had to two sons Robert and Gary Belcher.
Bobby decided to make a career of the army in which he achieved the highest enlisted rank of Command Sergeant Major in only 14 years. He was the youngest to ever achieve that distinguished rank. Bobby retired as the Post Command Sergeant Major of Fort Knox in Kentucky, the army’s armor training center. He was a soldier among the best and for the one in need, the lowest private, because he had been there and done it.
His assignments included Maryland, Alaska, Colorado, Missouri, Arizona, Texas, New York, Illinois, North Carolina, Kentucky, Germany, Korea and Vietnam. Upon his retirement from the Army in 1974, Bobby went into trucking in Midwest City, Oklahoma, which he sold out in 1976 and accepted a job with Kerr McGee as Superintendent of Wood Products in Madion, Illinois. After a year in this job, Bobby decided it was not his calling and moved back to Oklahoma. In 1977, he was diagnosed with cancer. He sold his trucking business and concentrated on fighting his illness by joining a cancer research program. He sold his home, and he and his family moved to Kentucky for 3 years for his treatment. Having faith in the Lord and Savior he went into remission. Bobby and his family moved back to Oklahoma where Bobby got a job at Tinker Air Force Base maintaining the large air compressors until he retired at the age of 63. Bobby and his wife then worked on buying, restoring and selling homes until 1997.
Can you just imagine how many lives this man has touched? He is survived by his loving wife Freda Belcher, Two sons Robert and Gary Belcher, 6 Grandchildren, Trista Stout, Jamie McKee, Traci Workman and Justin Belcher. Sarah and Lauren, and 13 great grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his brother Garland, his mother Edith, father John, sister Virginia and many uncles, aunts and cousins.
Bobby was a Master Mason who obtained the thirty second degree. His children and grandchildren were his driving force. He loved them and was always concerned for their well-being. If they had a need, he tried to solve it because he was a father and grandfather who really loved and cared for them. He was never a quitter, he was professional at every endeavor. Anything that presented itself as a challenge, be it ever so small, he gave it his very best.
Among his many decorations include the award of the Bronze star and three awards for bravery and combat.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, May 29th, 2019 | 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    When
    Wednesday, May 29th, 2019 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    Location
    Vondel Smith Mortuary at South Lakes
    Address
    4000 SW 119th Street
    OKLAHOMA CITY, OK 73173
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    Family will be present from 4-8pm to greet friends.
  • Graveside Service

    Thursday, May 30th, 2019 | 1:00pm
    When
    Thursday, May 30th, 2019 1:00pm
    Location
    Heritage Burial Park at South Lakes
    Address
    4000 S.W. 119th
    OKLAHOMA CITY, OK 73137
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    Officiant
    Military Chaplain
  • Interment

    Thursday, May 30th, 2019 |
    When
    Thursday, May 30th, 2019
    Location
    Heritage Burial Park
    Address
    4000 S.W. 119th
    OKLAHOMA CITY, OK 73173
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Affiliations

  • 32nd Degree Mason
  • Scottish Rite of Freemasonry
  • US Army

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Posted at 10:04am
There are never any words that can help ease the pain of a loss such as this....but I am truly sorry. Many prayers for you and your sons.
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Posted at 07:53am
I am so sorry for the family’s loss. Death is truly an enemy. May you find comfort from the future promise recorded in 1 Corinthians 15:26 which says “the last enemy, death, is to be brought to nothing.” This is a promise from God’s word the Bible and we can be certain God will fulfill the promises from his word.
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Posted at 10:36pm
Dear family of Bobby Gene Belcher. I am so sorry for your loss. To lose a loved one in death is hard. During this difficult time, l hope your family can find comfort in God’s word the Bible that says “soon we will see our loved ones again.” (John 5:28,29 and
Acts 24:15)
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