Obituaries

Obituaries

H.H. "Chuck" Belote 1925 - 2007 Lawrence

Funeral services for H.H. "Chuck" Belote, 81, Lawrence, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at First Baptist Church. Burial will be later in Enola, Ark.Mr. Belote died Sunday, March 11, 2007, in rural Douglas County.He was born March 28, 1925, in Union Valley, Ark., the son of Irvin and Floy Henderson Belote. He graduated from Arkansas A&M and Washington University.Mr. Belote served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and the Korean War. He received medical training at Levi Hospital in Hot Springs, Ark., and Barnes Hospital in St. Louis. He provided anesthesia for many years in Lawrence. He had been director of the Douglas County Civil Defense Unit and owned the local ambulance service for many years. He was a lifelong member of American Legion Dorsey-Liberty Post No. 14, Scottish Rite of Free Masons and First Baptist Church. He was well-known as "The Man in White" at Kansas University athletic events for many years. He was an accomplished gospel pianist and enjoyed traveling the country to various gospel singings. He also enjoyed tailoring, cooking and attending weekly coffee clubs with many longtime friends in Lawrence.He married Doris Myrick on June 8, 1950, in Little Rock, Ark. She died Aug. 4, 1993. He also was preceded in death by a brother, William Kendall Belote.Survivors include a son, Richard H. Belote and wife Janet, Marietta, Ga.; two daughters, Linda Warren and husband Mark, and Carolyn Kelly and husband Bill, all of Lawrence; two brothers, Doug Belote, Conway, Ark., and Frank Belote, Greenbrier, Ark.; a sister, Bobbie Troutman, Hot Springs; and eight grandchildren.Friends may call from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. today at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. until services Wednesday at the church.The family suggests memorial contributions to the church building fund, 1330 Kasold Drive, Lawrence, 66049.Online condolences may be sent at <a href="http://www.rumsey-yost.com">www.rumsey-yost.com</a>.