Cassius Edward “Ed” Belcher, Jr.

May 3, 1930 - October 6, 2021

05/03/1930 - 10/06/2021

Past Services

Tuesday October 12, 2021
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Elm Grove Chapel
154 Kruger Street
Wheeling, WV 26003
304-242-0330 | Directions

Cassius Edward “Ed” Belcher Jr., 91, of Valley Grove, passed away Wednesday October 6, 2021 in Wheeling Hospital.
He was born May 3, 1930 in Spangler, PA., the son of the late Cassius and Ella Jane (Hogan) Belcher.
Cassius was a retired manager for the former G C Murphy Company ; a member of Bridgeport Eagles #225; American Legion Post #508, Barnesboro, PA; a U. S. Marine Veteran and a Catholic by faith.
Ed was a very talented musician and singer. He enjoyed entertaining thousands of people in the Wheeling/Tri-State area with the group known as Rheumatism Rhythm.
In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by a son Brett Edward Belcher.
Surviving are his wife Sylvia (Mokros) Belcher; two daughters Lisa Marie Heckathorn of Warrenton, VA., and Linda Martin (David Bonneau) of Hastings, PA.; a stepson Timothy Litten (Debbie) of Newark, DE; a step daughter Shari Jo Litten of Steubenville, OH; four grandchildren Samantha Walchli (Carter), April Franqueza (Scott) , Scott Heckathorn (Camilla) and Melanie Litten and his faithful companion dog Rusty.
Friends will be received on Tuesday October 12, 2021 from 5-7 pm at Altmeyer Funeral Home, 154 Kruger Street, Elm Grove, Wheeling. Services will be private. Interment at the convenience of the family.

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Dr. Kluth
2 years ago

I almost missed the obit-I only knew him as Ed. It was always a good day when Ed came in for an appointment. Great conversations to go along with the work. He seemed like a genuinely great guy and must have brightened a lot of lives with his music group. He will be missed. May God comfort and bless you all.

Jan Marik Brown
2 years ago

I will always remember
“Ed” as Mr Wonderful. My heart hurts for Sylvia

Martha Crozier Johnson
2 years ago

I am sorry for your loss, Sylvia., and know you are hurting.

Judy Goudy
2 years ago

May God rest his soul

Dennis R Albaugh
2 years ago

My sincere and humble condolences to the family and friends of Ed. Denny Albaugh

Cheryl J Skinner Tri-State Military Museum
2 years ago

May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time,
May you come to know that the love of God is with you always,

May your memories of Cassius Edward Belcher, Jr., give you peace, comfort and strength…

Rest now in the arms of our Lord your mission on earth is complete.
I thank you for your service to our Country and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten.
My thoughts
and prayers to the family of ….

US Marine Veteran, Cassius Edward Belcher, Jr., is “A True American Hero” God Bless†

† Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †