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Ralph William Belk, Sr
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Birth: Oct. 2, 1931
Van Wyck
Lancaster County
South Carolina, USA
Death: Nov. 24, 2012
Mecklenburg County
North Carolina, USA

s/o Kathleen Bates Belk and Henry Craig Belk, Sr.
h/o Nettie Jewel Funderburk Belk
He was a fighter and overcame many obstacles in his life. He was stricken with polio as a young boy, and the doctor said he would never walk again. He did. He dropped out of school in the eighth grade and was told that he would never amount to anything. He became a successful and well-respected business man. In his later years he battled diabetes, back problems, heart disease and lung disease; yet he stayed strong enough to care for his beloved wife through her three-year journey with Alzheimer's disease. Shortly after Mr. and Mrs. Belk were married in July of 1949, they moved to Charlotte. At the young age of 17 Mr. Belk began his career with J.B. Ivey & Company. He remained there for 20 years before leaving to establish his own business - Belk Printing. Even in his wildest dreams he would never have imagined how large his business would grow and how many people it would impact in its 40+ years of existence. Mrs. Belk left her own career at Mill Power Supply Company to join him at Belk Printing, and together they handed the business over to their two children in the early nineties. He made Belk Printing a special place that reflected his personal traits of working hard, treating people fairly and operating with integrity.
Published in Charlotte Observer on November 27, 2012

 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Henry Craig Belk (1896 - 1957)
  Kathleen Bates Belk (1900 - 1981)
 
 Spouse:
  Nettie Jewell Funderburk Belk (1930 - 2012)
 
 Siblings:
  Mary Belk Long (1921 - 2010)*
  Henry Craig Belk (1927 - 2010)*
  Ralph William Belk (1931 - 2012)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Sharon Memorial Park
Charlotte
Mecklenburg County
North Carolina, USA
 
Created by: Margaret Price
Record added: Nov 27, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 101346694
 

 
 
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