Hume --- Carl M. Belford Sr. of 10864 Claybed Road died Tuesday, October 1, 2019 in his home. He was born on June 10, 1936 in Duncan, Illinois, a son of the late Delbert and Charlotte Eckley Belford. On April 20, 1963 in Washington DC he married Loraine E. “Cookie” Belford who predeceased him on August 4, 2018.
Carl was a veteran of the US Army serving from 1962 to 1968 and was a truck driver for E&L Transport in Lorain, Ohio and later for ATI in Buffalo until his retirement. After his retirement he drove for Emerling Farms in Perry.
He enjoyed tinkering and collecting a range of items.
Surviving are his children, Catherine Bentley of Hume, Carl (Tami) Belford Jr. of Fillmore, Carol (Keith) Hennard of Fillmore, Laurie (Christopher) White of Fillmore, Thomas (Katherine) Belford of Nunda, 14 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, two sisters, Shirley Opie, Barb Zackman both of Peoria, Illinois and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his wife and parents he was predeceased by several brothers and sisters.
Family and friends may gather from 2:00 to 4:00 pm and 7:00 to 9:00pm on Sunday, October 6, 2019 at the Kopler-Williams Funeral Home, 21 N Genesee Street, Fillmore. A funeral service will be held on Monday, October 7, 2019 at 11:00 am in the Hume Baptist Church. Pastor Joel Stroud will officiate. Military honors accorded by the D. Victor Thomas Post 1155 of Fillmore. Burial will be in Pine Grove Cemetery, Fillmore.
Memorials if desired to: Paralyzed Veterans of America, 801 Eighteenth Street NW, Washington, DC 20006-3517 or American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123