Donald O. “Don” Belford

Donald O. “Don” Belford


Donald O’Dell “Don” Belford, 88, of Paw Paw, W.Va., died on Tuesday, May 24, 2022, at the home of his daughter and son-in-law surrounded by his family.

Don was born on July 21, 1933 in Great Cacapon, W.Va., the son of the late John E. and Edith L. Ginevan Belford.

Don had a passion for fishing & hunting and when he wasn’t doing either he was watching it on TV.

He was a man who provided for his family, he loved his wife dearly, and enjoyed family gatherings. Don was a much loved man.

Don married Marie Athey on September 27, 1958 in Cumberland, Md. Surviving with his wife of 63 years are two sons: Robert Belford (daughter-in-law: Peggy) of Paw Paw, W.Va.; Steven Belford (daughter-in-law: Nikki) of Bloomery, W.Va.; three daughters: Sandra Parker of Bunker Hill, W.Va.; Debra Caruthers of Berkeley Springs, W.Va.; Terri Kile (son-in-law: Kile) of Paw Paw, W.Va.; a brother: Larry Belford (sister-in-law: Shelva) of Paw Paw, W.Va.; a sister: Erma Arnica (brother-in-law: Darrell) of Paw Paw, W.Va.; a sister-in-law: Orpha Belford; eight grandchildren: Renea, Dereck, Brandon, Josh, Donnie, Matt, Jennie, & Jerry; 15 great-grandchildren and a great great-grandchild.

Don loved spending time with his best friend & uncle: Brother Ginevan.

He is preceded in death by a son: Craig Belford and three brothers: Vernon, Denny and Lyle Belford.

A celebration of Don’s life will be held at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made in memory of Don to the American Cancer Society, PO Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123.

To view Don’s tribute wall, please visit www.giffinfuneral