Remus "Butch" Belknap

January 19, 1949 - November 11, 2017
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Remus D. “Butch” Belknap, 68, of West Lafayette, passed away in the Community Hospice House at New Philadelphia on November 11, 2017.

Born in Dover on January 19, 1949, he was the son of the late Remus D. and Lillian (Simmons) Belknap, Sr.

After graduating from high school, Butch honorably served our country …

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Remus D. “Butch” Belknap, 68, of West Lafayette, passed away in the Community Hospice House at New Philadelphia on November 11, 2017.

Born in Dover on January 19, 1949, he was the son of the late Remus D. and Lillian (Simmons) Belknap, Sr.

After graduating from high school, Butch honorably served our country in the United States Army. He worked at a variety of companies including Longaberger, GE, and Muskingum Coach, ultimately retiring as a bus driver with Head Start.

In addition to being an avid sports memorabilia collector, Butch was a devoted fan of the Cleveland sports teams. He was also proud of his service as an auxiliary police officer with the New Philadelphia Police Department.

Butch is survived by his wife, the former Shawn R. Rothacher, whom he wed in 1999; his sons, Troy, Scott and Ryan Belknap, all of New Philadelphia; his grandchildren, Rozalyn, Avalyn and Ethan Belknap; his dog, Holly; his step-children, Tonya Beehler of New Philadelphia and Jeffrey (Dawn) Beehler of West Lafayette; grandchildren, Kairi Clark and Jamie Clark, Jr.; in addition to numerous extended family.

In addition to his parents, Butch was preceded in death by his granddaughter, Dorothea Clark.

A celebration of Butch’s life will take place in April’s Country Kitchen, 640 Heller Dr., Newcomerstown, Ohio on Saturday, November 18, 2017 at 5 PM.

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Date: Saturday, November 18, 2017

Time: 5:00 pm

A celebration of Butch’s life will take place in April’s Country Kitchen, 640 Heller Dr., Newcomerstown, Ohio on Saturday, November 18, 2017 at 5 PM.


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Born: January 19, 1949
Died: November 11, 2017

Condolences for Remus “Butch” Belknap

Geib Funeral Home & Crematory

On behalf of the Geib Family and Staff, we offer our most sincere sympathy for your loss. We are honored to have been called upon to serve your family.

 

Linda Kreinbihl posted on 11/16/17

Prayers to your family.

 

Becky Seabrook Allison posted on 11/16/17

So sorry for your loss.

 

Lucille,Logan posted on 11/15/17

So sorry for your loss.

 

Tim and Mary Meiser posted on 11/15/17

Scott, I am so sorry for your loss of your dad, just keep the memories of him going and it will help to ease the pain. In Deepest Sympathy Tim and Mary Meiser

 

Erica Bair posted on 11/15/17

Uncle Butch was always so kind to me. I remember he took me for a ride in his police car when I was about 8 years old. I am sorry for your loss and I pray for peace and strength for all of you during this difficult time. May Uncle Butch be embraced in the arms of Our Heavenly Father and watch upon his loving family.

 

Valerie Cookson posted on 11/15/17

Troy, Ryan and family, Sending prayers of comfort and peace to you. You have my deepest sympathy.

 

Dawn Thomas posted on 11/14/17

Troy, Scott, Ryan and the rest of the family you are all in my thoughts and prayers, My condolences.

 

Nancy Reynolds Sizemore posted on 11/14/17

Sorry for your loss. Praying for the whole family.

 

Dan Leone posted on 11/14/17

Troy, Scott and family, I'm very sorry for your loss. You and your families are in my thoughts

 

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