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Howard Paul Belt
Howard Paul BeltMarinesHoward Paul Belt, 66 of Marion, formerly of Prospect and Richwood, died unexpectedly Tuesday, May 3, 2016 at Marion General Hospital.

He was born March 1, 1950 in Marion to the late Julius Ellsworth and Edith Frances (Ellinwood) Belt.  He was also preceded in death by a sister, Terry Lockwood.

He was a 1969 graduate of North Union High School.  He worked as a line supplier at Whirlpool for 38 years, retiring in 2007.  A veteran of the U. S. Marine Corps, he was a charter member of VFW Post 870, and was also an endowed member of Mt. Carmel #303 F&AM.  Paul was an avid fisherman and his favorite spot was at Lake St. Mary’s.  He also enjoyed hunting and going to car shows.  Paul loved his family, especially his grandchildren.  He was very handy, able to fix most things and had been a locksmith and a gunsmith when he lived in Prospect.

He is survived by three sons, Chad (Brandy) Belt; Josh (Laurie) Belt and Matt Belt, all of Marion; a daughter, Michelle (Tim Line) Belt, Bradford; a brother, Jerry (Dianne) Belt, Richwood; eight grandchildren; and his former wives, Deborah Fout, New Bloomington; and Patricia (Doug) Brown, Rosewood.

Funeral services will be Saturday, May 7, 2016 at 11:00 AM at the Stofcheck-Ballinger Funeral Home, Richwood with Pastor Joe Rhea officiating.  Burial will follow in Claibourne Cemetery.  Military honors will be conducted by the Richwood Area Veterans.  Friends may call Friday from 5 to 7 PM at the funeral home in Richwood where a Masonic Service will take place at 7:00 PM.

Memorial gifts may be made to VFW Post 870, P. O. Box 164, Richwood, OH 43344.

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#1 from: Zeke and Judy Riedmiller
Columbus, Ohio
Wed, May 4, 2016 at 5:55 PM

Sincerest Condolences and sympathies regarding the loss of your brother, Paul.

Wed, May 4, 2016 at 6:38 PM


#3 from: Walt & Nancy Everly
Florence, SC
Wed, May 4, 2016 at 7:17 PM

Jerry & Dianne,                                       So sorry for your loss.  Our thoughts and prayers are with you!

#4 from: Karen Kellogg
Wed, May 4, 2016 at 7:36 PM

Sending thoughts and prayers your way.....

#5 from: Lonnie,Amanda,Toliver&Kathleen Creek Hannah &Katelynn Burlile
Wed, May 4, 2016 at 7:57 PM

We are sorry for your loss .
He was one of the most  friendliest people I know . All of our kids loved him so much we will all miss him

#6 from: Ron & April Gray
Sparta, TN
Wed, May 4, 2016 at 8:08 PM

Chad & Family,
So very sorry for your loss.  We knew Paul well and have a lot of good memories with him.  The best time was probably when we all went to Niagara Falls.  Thoughts and prayers with you & your family!

#7 from: johna nibert
Wed, May 4, 2016 at 8:22 PM

Sorry to hear of Paul's passing. You have our sympathy  and prayers
          Bill and Johna Nibert

#8 from: Diana Hoffman & Steve Harsh
Plain City
Wed, May 4, 2016 at 10:57 PM

Dianne & Jerry  we are sorry about the passing of your brother Paul. Our prayers are with you and your family.

#9 from: Steve & Holly Dexter
4230 Benzler Rd Marion
Wed, May 4, 2016 at 11:21 PM

So sorry to here of Paul's passing always enjoyed talking to him . I will keep the family in our prayers God bless

#10 from: Teresa Scates
New Bloomington
Thu, May 5, 2016 at 8:04 AM

So sorry to hear of Paul's passing. He was my line supplier for several years. He will be missed.

#11 from: pam williams
prospect ohio
Thu, May 5, 2016 at 10:08 AM

so sorry to hear about Paul  he was always such a good man  loved working with him at whirlpool He will be missed by many

#12 from: janet everly
Thu, May 5, 2016 at 10:54 AM

condolences to the family. paul was a great person to know and work with.

#13 from: Jack Scott
Thu, May 5, 2016 at 11:14 AM

To Paul's Family;

I take this time to send my deepest condolences to your family. My best memories of Paul was all the good times we had trying to play golf together.
Also I enjoyed all the good times we had at work and car shows.
My thoughts and prayers will be with your family always. SEMPER--FI


#14 from: Peggy Large
Thu, May 5, 2016 at 12:41 PM

In this sorrowful time, may the love of family and strength from friends comfort you.Death can never take a good man away, for in the hearts of the people he inspired, the legacy remains and continuous throughout generations.

#15 from: Chad & angie knickel
Prospect oh
Thu, May 5, 2016 at 5:40 PM

We are sorry for your loss...if you need anything just let us know...

#16 from: Tim Bodkins
Thu, May 5, 2016 at 6:48 PM

Sorry to hear about  the loss of a good man father grandfather and an all around good guy

#17 from: Tom & Karen Garner
Thu, May 5, 2016 at 9:02 PM

Josh and family,
So sorry to hear of your dad's passing. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

#18 from: Cathy Lewis
Mon, May 9, 2016 at 6:28 PM

To Paul's Family:
I just read about Paul's passing & am deeply saddened.  I send my thoughts & prayers to you.

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