Frederick A. “Fred” Belk, 88 passed away Sunday, December 27, 2020 at Country Meadow Personal Care Home in Greenwood. A memorial service will be held 2:00 P.M. Sunday, January 3, 2021 at Greenwood Delta Funeral Home with Rev. Scott Wright Officiating.
Fred was born in Bolivar County to John Lloyd and Estelle Burns Belk. Moved to Greenwood at an early age and grew up and was a member of St. John’s United Methodist Church. He owned and operated Fred Belk Tire & Appliance for a number of years, he managed B. F. Goodrich in Greenwood, Dyersburg, TN and Memphis, TN. He later worked for R & D Construction which contracted with the Corps of Engineers. He especially enjoyed growing a vegetable garden which he graciously shared with friends and family.
Preceded in death by his wife Betty, and is survived by two daughters, Kim Kellum (Bill) and Karyn Burrus (Bill); a son Ricky Belk (Debbie) all of Greenwood; two sisters, Marilyn Gaston of Tupelo, and Mickie McCullough of Murfreesboro, TN; six grandchildren, Kell Kellum of Water Valley, Karyn Curtis Kellum of Oxford, MS, Adron Belk (Betsy), Merritt Belk Harris (Zach), Christian Belk and Thomas Burrus all of Greenwood; and three great grandchildren, Janie Belk, Charlotte Belk and Beau Belk.
Memorials may be made to Blaire E. Batson Children’s Hospital, Pillow Academy, St. Jude Children’s research hospital or the charity of donor’s choice.
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