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Houston Russell Belk
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Birth: Jan. 13, 1928
Death: Feb. 10, 2008


Houston Russell Belk, age 80, of Sweetwater, passed away on Sunday, February 10, 2008, at Sweetwater Hospital.

He was a member of the Sweetwater Masonic Lodge # 292 for 50 years, also a member of the First Baptist Church of Sweetwater, where he was in the Builders Sunday School class. Retired form Southern Railways after 39 years of service. Houston enjoyed reading traveling and living in South TX with Ruby. He really liked their many trips to Mexico. Most of all he loved and enjoyed being with his family and friends. Called "Pappaw" by all his grandchildren, he lit up when he heard that name. He was dearly loved by all.

Preceded in death by his parents: WM. Henry and Dora Belk, sister: Gertie Mae Sanders, brothers: Verbon, and Fred Belk, grandson: Gunnar Goins.

Survivors include wife of 56 years: Ruby Bacon Belk, Sweetwater, daughter and son-in-law: Denise and Kelly Goins, Suwanee, GA, sons and daughters-in-law: Terry and Janet Belk, Tellico Plains, Larry and Vickie Belk, Rodney and Dale Belk, Mitchell Belk, and Jeff and Beth Belk all of Sweetwater; 17 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews, and many special friends.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 5:00P.M. until 8:00P.M. with services to follow at 8:00P.M. in Kyker's Chapel with Rev. Phil Homes officiating.

Private interment on Wednesday in the Sweetwater Valley Memorial Park. Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church of Sweetwater Building Fund.

Published online at www.kykerfuneralhome.com, Sweetwater, Tennessee.
 
 
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 Parents:
  William Henry Belk (1891 - 1963)
  Dora Ellen Light Belk (1901 - 1991)
 
 Siblings:
  Gertie Mae Belk Sanders (1919 - 2003)*
  Verbon Lee Belk (1921 - 2005)*
  Infant Daughter Belk (1923 - 1923)*
  Houston Russell Belk (1928 - 2008)
  Fred J Belk (1932 - 1992)*
  Infant Son Belk (1935 - 1935)*
  Infant Son Belk (1937 - 1937)*
  Harry Belk (1937 - 1937)*
  Anny Louie Belk (1940 - 1941)*
  Infant Dau Belk (1943 - 1943)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Sweetwater Valley Memorial Park
Sweetwater
Monroe County
Tennessee, USA
 
Created by: Debbie Belk Ellis
Record added: Jul 01, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 72414294
Houston Russell Belk
Added by: Liz (Roberts) Harris
 
Houston Russell Belk
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