Willie Melvin Belcher, Jr.

November 29, 1929 - February 9, 2014

11/29/1929 - 02/09/2014

Willie Melvin “Punk” Belcher, Jr., 84, went home to be with the Lord February 9, 2014. Born in Crewe, VA, he was the son of the late Ruth and Willie Melvin Belcher, Sr. A Korean War Veteran, he served his country proudly in the United States Army, and was awarded the Purple Heart and the Bronze Star. Melvin worked as a loan officer at several banks in the Tidewater area. He loved to sing and was a member of the Virginia Beach Chorale for nearly 30 years. He also sang in the choir at Bow Creek Presbyterian Church. A kind, cheerful man, Melvin never met a stranger and will be missed by many.
He is survived by his beloved wife, Martha Susan Clark Belcher, two devoted daughters, Patricia Ruth Ver Schneider Thomas James, Amy Elizabeth Benabou David Abraham; three cherished grandsons, William Matthew Ver Schneider, Mark Patrick Ver Schneider, and Andrew Watkins Ver Schneider Deanna Knott; a dear sister Margaret “Peggy” Adleman and many cousins, nieces, nephews and friends whom he greatly loved.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, February 15th at 3pm at Altmeyer Funeral Home – Maestas Chapel, 1801 Baltic Ave, Virginia Beach. Memorial donations may be made to the Virginia Beach Rescue Squad at www.vbvrs.com/donate. Online condolences may be made at www.Altmeyer.com.

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Rebecca Day
8 years ago

Amy and family – I’m so sorry for your loss. You all are in my prayers.

Suzanne & Neal Jefferis
8 years ago

Amy and family, Neal and I are both thinking of you during this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Many hugs heading your way.

Alice Speller
8 years ago

Amy and Patty,

We have shared great stories and fond memories of our fathers through the years. Amy, you know my Dad’s birthday and years of military service nearly matched your Dad’s. We loved them dearly and as a fellow baby girl I truly know your heartfelt grief during this difficult time. My thoughts and prayers to the entire family.


8 years ago


My family and I are praying for you and your family and are so sad to hear about the passing of your father.



Laurine Valentine-Dabbs
8 years ago

Dear Amy,

I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers of peace are with you and your family.


Tommy Layne
8 years ago

Martha –

Today for some reason I clicked on the Farmville Hearld web site. Saw your husband’s obit and am sorry for your loss. I did meet him 2 times in Farmville, probably when you first married. I know that Nancy liked Punk a lot and said that he was a good man. My heart and prayers are with you at this time.

Ron & Dolores Allen
8 years ago


May God watch over you and guide you on your final journey. You were a great neighbor 1970’s Windsor Woods and a good friend.

Ron & Dolores

Eric Coble
8 years ago

Patty and family,

I am so very sorry to hear about your loss. May your memories and your faith keep him close to you forever.

8 years ago


I am keeping you close to my heart and mind as you get through this difficult time. Your faith in GOD will help the heaviness you feel in your heart right now get lighter.



KV Staff
8 years ago

To Amy and the Collective Belcher Family,

The staff of the Kempsville Library extends their sympathy to all of you at this time. We know that fond memories will replace the immediate sorrows that you share. Be encouraged!, Mr. Belcher is now at rest and in peace.