Larry Dean Belton

Published 7:43 am Monday, August 1, 2022

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Larry Dean Belton, 71, of Mocksville, NC, passed away in his Davie County home on Wednesday, July 27, 2022.

Larry was born on Nov. 30, 1950 in Forsyth County,  son of the late William H. Belton and Rebecca Ann Ratledge.

Larry graduated from Parkland High School with the class of 1969. He honored our country and served in the U.S. Air Force as a helicopter crew chief during Vietnam as a part of the 21st SOS and the 703rd TASS. After his time in the military, Larry went on to graduate college with a bachelor’s degree in Theology and Missionary Aviation. Most recently Larry was the Aviation Electronic Technology Program Director at Guilford Technical Community College and a pastor at Rock Spring Baptist Church. In 2020 Larry was awarded the Charles Taylor Master Mechanic Award for 50 years of dedicated service in Aviation safety.

In 1973 Larry married Brenda Lou (Cox) Belton and raised two sons.

Larry leaves behind to cherish his memory: his loving wife of 49 years, Brenda Belton of Mocksville; his 2 sons, Lucas W. Belton (Kristy) of Edenton, NC, and Timothy L. Belton (Rebecca) of Greenville, S.C.; his brother, Mitchell W. Belton (Sherri) of Pinnacle, NC; sister, Lori Ann Newman (George) of Winston-Salem, NC; 5 grandchildren, Gavin Belton, Isaac Belton, Chandler Belton, Donovan Belton, Sawyer Belton, and a nephew, Matthew Belton.

On Saturday, Aug. 6, a memorial service will be held at Rock Spring Baptist Church, Harmony, at 11 a.m., followed by visitation with friends and family in the fellowship hall.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Mission Flight Group, 144 Ashmoor Ln., Lexington, NC 27295.

Davie Funeral Service of Mocksville is honored to serve the family.