Charles Belcher Obituary

Charles Arnold  Belcher
Charles A. Belcher
Charles Arnold Belcher

February 26, 1943 - August 23, 2013
Resided in Albion, MI
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Charles Arnold "Chuck or Piccolo" Belcher, age 70, of Albion died Friday, August 23, 2013 at Bronson Methodist Hospital.

Mr. Belcher was born on February 26, 1943 in Pikeville, Kentucky to Ollie James and Elsie Belle (Mullins) Belcher. Chuck has been a resident of the Albion area since 1989 moving here from Ypsilanti.
He had been employed as a Helicopter Emergency Medical Attendant serving in the Washtenaw and Wayne County areas. Chuck had also served as an Ambulance Attendant for the Superior Ambulance Company. While living in Ypsilanti, Charles had been employed with the Hydromatic Company.

On February 26, 1998, he married the former Nancy Lee Hughey in Albion.

Piccolo was a very talented musician and had played with several area Blue Grass Groups. He was accomplished in playing many different instruments. He loved to collect rare coins and was a member of the Numismatic Collectors Club. Chuck is remembered as a loving husband, father and grandfather. He was a member of the Grace Freewill Baptist Church in Albion

He is survived by his wife, Nancy; children, Renay Drenchen of Gregory, MI, Tanya Irving of Indiana and Karena Belcher of Jackson; 6 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren; and his sister, Vickie Simmons of Albion.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Ollie James and Elsie Belcher; a son, Charles Lee Belcher; and a brother, Roy Belcher.

A memorial service to celebrate the gift of his life will be held at a later date. Friends who wish may make memorial contributions to the Charles A. Belcher Memorial Fund. Checks should be made payable to Nancy Belcher. Assistance with memorials is available at the funeral home. Arrangements are by the Craig K. Kempf Funeral Home, Marshall.

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