USAF ROTORHEAD Members
Larry D. Belton
July. 1971 – Dec. 1971, ARRS at Kirtland as a mechanic on HH-43 Huskys.
Feb. 1972 – Feb. 1973, 21st SOS at NKP as a crew chief on CH-53C 70-1626.
Mar. 1973 – Dec. 1974, Shaw AFB with the 703rd TASS as a crew chief then a flight mech.
Larry Dean Belton, USAF
November 30, 1950 – July 27, 2022
Larry Dean Belton, age 71, of Mocksville, NC, passed away in his Davie County home on Wednesday, July 27, 2022.
Larry was born on November 30, 1950, in Forsyth County, NC. He was the son of the late William H. Belton and Rebecca Ann Ratledge.
Larry graduated from Parkland High School with the class of 1969. He honored our country and served in the United States Air Force as a helicopter crew chief during Vietnam as a part of the 21st SOS and the 703rd TASS. After his time in the military, Larry went on to graduate college with a bachelor’s degree in Theology and Missionary Aviation. Most recently Larry was the Aviation Electronic Technology Program Director at Guilford Technical Community College and a pastor at Rock Spring Baptist Church. In 2020 Larry was awarded the Charles Taylor Master Mechanic Award for 50 years of dedicated service in Aviation safety.
In 1973 Larry married Brenda Lou (Cox) Belton and raised two sons. Larry leaves behind to cherish his memory, his loving wife of 49 years, Brenda Belton of Mocksville, his two sons, Lucas W. Belton (Kristy) of Edenton, NC, and Timothy L. Belton (Rebecca) of Greenville, SC. Also surviving Larry are his brother, Mitchell W. Belton (Rebecca) of Greenville, SC, and sister, Lori Ann Newman (George) of Winston-Salem, NC, five grandchildren, Gavin Belton, Isaac Belton, Chandler Belton, Donovan Belton, Sawyer Belton, and a nephew, Matthew Belton.
On Saturday, August 6, a memorial service will be held at Rock Spring Baptist Church, Harmony, NC, beginning at 11:00 am. Following the service, a visitation with friends and family will take place in the fellowship hall.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Mission Flight Group, 144 Ashmoor Ln., Lexington, NC 27295.
Davie Funeral Service of Mocksville is honored to serve the family.