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Joseph Milton Belcher

October 22, 1936 — July 4, 2021

Joseph Milton Belcher, age 84 of Livonia, passed away on July 4, 2021. Joseph was a lifelong resident of Livonia, Michigan. He was born in Livonia on October 22, 1936 to his parents James and Jane (née Brewer).

Joe is survived by his wife, Jacquelyn Ann (née Mathis) Belcher of 63 years; his daughter, Beth Elaine Mills, his grandson Tyler James (fiancée Grace Savage) Mills, granddaughter, Victoria Katherine Mills; his brother, John “Jack” (Eileen) Belcher; sister-in-law, Joyce Walker and brother-in-law Bill Walker and sister-in-law, Carolyn Robinson (Rob Kluce); several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great nephews.

He was known to his friends as “Joe B.” Joe was a 1955 graduate of Bentley High School in Livonia. Then he went on to Electrical Trade School and graduated as a Journeyman in 1959 and eventually became a 65-year member of Local 58. While in trade school, he married the love of his life, Jackie on November 15, 1958. He pursued Jackie for a date until she finally said, “yes”, and so the fairy tale began. In 1959, he was drafted to the United States Army. His basic training was at Ft. Knox, Kentucky and secondary training at Ft. Leonard Wood, Missouri. As a member of the 293rd Engineers, he then deployed to Germany. Joe attended Cherry Hill Baptist Church in Dearborn, Michigan and served as a Worship Leader. He was a godly example of a husband, father, grandfather and uncle. His love for Jesus was evident through his entire life.

Friends may visit the Schrader-Howell Funeral Home, 280 South Main Street, Plymouth on Thursday, July 8, 2021 from 4:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. The Funeral Service will be held on Friday, July 9, 2021 beginning at 11:00 A.M. at the Funeral Home. Joseph will be laid to rest at Riverside Cemetery in Plymouth, Michigan.






Those who wish to honor the memory of Joseph M. Belcher are invited to consider a contribution to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-9959 and Michigan Humane Society, 30300 Telegraph Road, Suite 220, Bingham Farms, MI 48025-4507.

https://www.michiganhumane.org/donatenow/

https://www.stjude.org/donate/

Contribution envelopes will be available at the Funeral Home.
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Thursday, July 8, 2021

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