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Joseph "Joe" Benjamin Belcher

January 12, 1934 — July 19, 2021

'For 50 years Kentucky Lake is where I felt peace, my heart was most content in the quiet of the woods, with the fullest moon and the night sounds.
But now, my spirit has come to rest where angels roam, and this is where 'I make a new home.'

Mr. Joseph "Joe" Benjamin Belcher, age 87, of Murray, Kentucky, died on, Monday, July 19, 2021, at the Jackson Purchase Medical Center in Mayfield, Kentucky.

Mr. Belcher was born on January 12, 1934, in Central City, Kentucky, to the late Glen Belcher and Geneva Allen Belcher. He founded the Belcher Oil Company in 1972 and ran the business until his retirement in 1990. Mr. Belcher earned his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Evansville. He was a member of the Rotary Club of Murray and the Murray State University Racer Club and he was past President of the West Kentucky Petroleum Marketers Association

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Carleen Belcher; two brothers, Glenn Allen Belcher and (Jimmy) James Thomas Belcher, daughter in-law, Karen Belcher as well as one grandchild, Tobey Egstrom.

Survivors include one daughter, Leslie "Jill" Barrett of Murray, Kentucky; two sons, Timothy "Tim" Allen Belcher and wife Tonie of Murray, Kentucky and Joseph "Brad" Bradford Belcher and fiancée Debbie of Murray, Kentucky; eight grandchildren, Carissa, Hillary, Michael, Jonathan, Moriah, Lacey, Ellen, and Jordan; as well as 11 great-grandchildren. Courtney, Mokenzi, Makayla, Rowen, Hope, Liam, Winter, Laurelin, Wyatt, Walker and Ruby.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., on Wednesday, July 28, 2021, at the J.H. Churchill Funeral Home & Cremation Services.
A graveside service will be held at 11:00 am on Friday, July 30, 2021, at the Belcher Family Cemetery with Kerry Lambert officiating.

Expressions of sympathy can be made to the Rotary Club of Murray, P.O. Box 411, Murray, Kentucky 42071, the Murray State University, % Racer Club Unrestricted, CFSB Ticket Office, 1401 State Route 121 North, Murray, Kentucky 42071, or to the Carl Timmel Memorial Scholarship Fund, checks payable to MSU Foundation, Office of Development, Murray State University, 200 Heritage Hall, Murray, Kentucky 42071.

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Wednesday, July 28, 2021

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Central time)

The J.H. Churchill Funeral Home

201 S 3rd St, Murray, KY 42071

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Graveside Service

Friday, July 30, 2021

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

Belcher Family Cemetery


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