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Duglas Ray "Dug" Belcher

June 1, 1977 — November 13, 2020

Duglas Ray "Dug" Belcher, age 43, of Battle Creek passed away peacefully on Friday evening, November 13, 2020 at the Glenn Arbor Hospice Residence. He was born in Lake Wales, Florida on June 1, 1977 the son of Ray and Christine (Potter) Belcher.

Dug married the "Love of His Life", April R. Godbehere on March 22, 2016; she survives. He is also survived by his step-children, Brian, Jace, Gage and Haley Baird; his parents; his brothers, Dennis, Steve and Scott; his sisters, Anita, Debra, Jessica (Kenny), Rebecca, and Heather; a special brother, Tommy Cress; and several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces & nephews. Dug was sadly preceded in death by his grandma, Wanda Hudson and his aunt, JoAnn Hudson.

An avid University of Michigan fan, Dug loved watching all sports (especially football) and shooting his gun. But his favorite thing to do was simply spending time with his wife, his step-children, and his favorite cat "Vira".

The family will receive friends 5:00 to 8:00 p.m., Thursday, November 19, 2020 at Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care, Battle Creek. Due to current Covid-19 restrictions, masks must be worn and a limit of 25 socially-distanced visitors at a time. In lieu of flowers, please consider making donations to the family.

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Thursday, November 19, 2020

5:00 - 8:00pm (Eastern time)

Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care

105 Capital Ave NE, Battle Creek, MI 49017

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