Terry “Joe” Belcher

PATOKA — Terry “Joe” Belcher, 55, of Patoka died suddenly Wednesday, July 29, 2015. He was born September 26, 1959 in Vandalia, the son of Gale and Jean (Cain) Belcher. He married Jan (Jolliff) Belcher on June 21, 1990. She still survives in BelcherPatoka.

In addition to his wife Joe is survived by his son Nick Belcher, and daughter Abby Belcher both of Patoka; father Gale Belcher; brother Allen Belcher and wife Janice; sisters Cheryl Barnes and husband Clyde, and Teresa Thalman and husband Mike, all from Patoka; mother-in-law Betty Sanders of Patoka; brother-in-law Lindy Jolliff and wife Dee, of Nashville; sister-in-law Christy  Hohman and husband Dale; several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Joe was preceded in death by his mother Jean Belcher; father-in-law Herb Jolliff; nephew Greg Hassebrock; and great-niece Stormi Jolliff.

Joe was a construction worker with East St. Louis Union Local 100. He was a proud laborer of a union for 35 years of service. He was lifetime member of Patoka Masonic Lodge 613 and a board member of Pope Township. He enjoyed the outdoors, fishing, and hunting, but most of all he was a devoted husband and father. He loved spending time with his family. Joe’s easy going, good nature, and sense of humor will be greatly missed.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Day Macz Funeral Home in Patoka with Pastor Dave Rogers officiating. Interment will be in the Pratt cemetery in Patoka.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday and one hour prior to the funeral service Saturday at Day Macz Funeral Home in Patoka. Masonic services will be held at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the funeral home in Patoka,

Memorials may be made to Family’s Wishes or Pratt Cemetery. Online condolences and memories of Joe may be shared with the family at maczfuneralhomes.com and/or on the funeral home’s Facebook page.