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Donnie D. Belknap

December 10, 1935 ~ June 6, 2017 (age 81)

Donnie Dencil Belknap, 81, passed away peacefully in the early morning hours of June 6, 2017 at his New Concord residence.

Donnie was born in Exchange, WV on December 10, 1935.  He is the son of the late Donnie and Juanita (Rockhold) Belknap.  He worked for 38 years with the Ohio Ferro Alloy, having worked in Philo and in Alabama before retiring in 2001 and settling down in New Concord.  He enjoyed keeping fruit trees and gardening and he loved spending time with his family and grandchildren and great-grandson.  Donnie served his nation proudly in the US Air Force.

Donnie is survived by his wife Ruth (Sponaugle) Belknap whom he married February 16, 1961; his two sons Paul (Betty) Belknap of Blue Rock and David Belknap of New Concord; his three grandchildren Brooke, Colt and Jason; his great-grandson River; his five brothers Russell Belknap of Chapel, WV; Denver Belknap of Canton, OH, Frank Belknap, Wes Belknap and Wade Belknap all of Exchange, WV; his two sisters Mary Norman of Texas and Kathy Hall Belknap of Zanesville.

In addition to his parents, Donnie is preceded in death by his brothers Wendell Belknap and Carlin Belknap and his sisters Vera June Norman and Wilma Belknap.

Friends and family are welcome to attend calling hours from 6 to 8 pm on Thursday, June 8, 2017 at the Farus Funeral Home, 383 Main Street, Duncan Falls, Ohio.  Additional visitations will be held 11 to 1 pm Saturday, June 10, 2017 at Roach Funeral Home, 708 Braxton St., Gassaway, WV.  Funeral Services will be held at 1 pm Saturday.  He will be laid to rest in Jarvis Cemetery, Braxton County, Little Otter, WV.

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