Mount Vernon News

Mount Vernon News
July 18, 2012 11:35 am EDT


GLENDALE, Calif. — Foy A. Belcher, 87, a former resident of Mount Vernon, died July 10, 2012, in Glendale, Calif., where he had lived the majority of his life.

He was born Jan. 21, 1925, to Carter and Ora (Pruett) Belcher. He graduated from Mount Vernon High School in 1943. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. Following his service, he became a professional bowler and also taught bowling. He achieved many awards and trophies. He bowled several 300 games in his long career. He liked to play golf. He said “Once a Buckeye, always a Buckeye,” and followed Oho State, Cleveland Indians and many other Ohio teams.

Surviving are his wife, Juanita; a stepson, Harold (Jennifer); brothers, Carl and Frank (Marybelle); sister-in-law, Jean Belcher; and many nieces and nephews.

Preceding him in death were brothers, Clarence and Herman; sisters, Kathleen, Girthel, Ida and Reba.

Interment was at Live Oak Memorial Park with full military honors.

We are blessed to have shared Foy’s life. He leaves us with many happy memories.

Submitted by Donna Edington.

Copyright The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.