Fred Joseph Belcher

October 26, 1948 - May 8, 2010

Fred Joseph Belcher, age 61, of Allen, Texas, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, May 8, 2010. He was born on October 26, 1948 in Sioux City, Iowa to Alfred Leroy Belcher and Mary Delores Ebert. As a young adult, Fred was called to serve his country overseas in the United States Army. On April 8, 1972, Fred married Suzanne Marie Dingman in Des Moines, Iowa. Together, they raised their only daughter, Angela Suzanne. For the past 24 years, his home has been in Allen, Texas, where he owned and operated his business, Print Towne. Throughout his life, Fred enjoyed spending time outdoors, with both fishing and gardening as his favorite hobbies. Fred also enjoyed spending time with his family, and was especially proud of his only grandchild, Allyson. A member of Prestonwood Baptist Church, Fred was a deeply spiritual person who spent each morning reading his Bible and in daily prayer on his knees. Fred is survived by his wife, Suzanne Belcher, of Allen, Texas; his daughter and son-in-law, Angie and Marshall Cook, of Plano, Texas; his grand-daughter, Allyson Cook, of Plano, Texas; his sisters, Barbara Howard and husband, Randy of Carlisle, Iowa and Judi Albaugh, of Sioux City, Iowa; along with many nieces and nephews; and a host of other loving family and friends. Fred was preceded in death by his parents, Alfred and Delores Belcher, and his brother, David Belcher. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, May 14, 2010, at Prestonwood Baptist Church in Plano, Texas. Interment will follow at Ridgeview Memorial Park in Allen, Texas. The family will receive friends during a visitation beginning at 5:30 p.m., Thursday evening at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home in Allen. Memorials may be made to the Powerpoint Ministries at Prestonwood Baptist Church.

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Fred was generous and kind to whoever crossed his path. Some of us who worked in communications at Custer Road United Methodist Church in Plano were fortunate to do business with him at his print shop. We enjoyed the relationship with Fred because he was personable and personal. Fred often did cutting for some of our in-house print jobs for free. He was a great example of serving others in Christ's name. He blessed us and we felt like there was no way to reciprocate. But then he never expected us to. I know you are proud of the man he was. Vicki Sledge, June 8, 2010 I am so sorry for your loss. My office has done business with Print Towne for a while and Fred was always a ray of sunshine. He will truly be missed. My prayers and thoughts are with his family. Kay Shields, May 28, 2010 Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time.Fred meant a lot to us. He helped us pour concrete for our storage building. Plus he gave Steve a job moving his equipment when he was opening Print Town. Steve and Kathy Ellis, May 16, 2010 Angie and Marshall - you are in our thoughts and our prayers. God be with you during this difficult time. cy and bobbie firgens, May 15, 2010 I remember how kind Mr. Belcher was towards my family as a child. Angie, you, your mother, and family are in my prayers. What a blessing he was! Tina Church (Mellnick), May 13, 2010 My prayers go out to your family. My husband and I were regular customers at Print Towne sending packages via UPS. We always enjoyed talking to Mr. Belcher. He was truly a wonderful person and will be greatly missed by everyone... Linnea Wilmoth, May 13, 2010 Angie, I'm so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my prayers. God bless. Linda Jones, May 13, 2010 Suzanne and Angie, I'm so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this most difficult time. Let God be your strength. Celeste Schmidt, May 12, 2010 Suzanne, Greg and I want you to know how very sorry we are for your loss. Let us know if we can do something to help during this time. Valeri Mitchell, May 12, 2010 Angie, we are praying for God's great comfort to give you strength thru this difficult time. We will continue to lift you up in prayer thru the days ahead. Denise Johnson, May 12, 2010 Angie, I'm so sorry for the loss of your father. I want you to know you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Take comfort in your family and in your memories. Love, Tami Smith Tami E Smith, May 11, 2010 Angie, You and your family are in my prayers. I am so sorry for the loss of your father. Lisa Holubec, May 11, 2010 Angie, Please accept my heartfelt sympathies for your loss. My thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time. Nancy Ferrer, May 11, 2010 Angie, My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this very difficult time. Knowing you and the strenght of your faith, may the Holy Spirit provide you and yours comfort and peace. God bless Alycia Robnett, May 11, 2010 So sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you and your family. Barbara Christoff, May 11, 2010 I enjoyed our many visits at the store and at church. Fred, you will be missed by all of us. You touched so many lives. Susanne, Angie, and family, you are in our prayers today. May God give you the peace that Fred is with Jesus and we will all see him again and spend eternity together!!! Love you Marsha Johnson, May 11, 2010 Angie, I am so sorry for the loss of your Dad. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Paula Jones, May 11, 2010 I work with Angie, his daughter, and want to wish my condolences on his passing. I will keep all the family in my thoughts and prayers. Cathy Burch, May 11, 2010 Angie, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Tonna Tonna Brock, May 11, 2010 Angie, My thoughts and prayers are with you during this most difficult time. May your strong faith lift you and provide comfort to you and your family. Ayesha Bonora, May 11, 2010 I would like to extend my condolences to the family. Look forward to the promise of Christ Jesus at John 5:28,29 where he said: "The hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out." John 11:11 assures us that our loved ones are resting as was Jesus' friend Lazarus before he resurrected him. Cheryl Dunmore, May 10, 2010