Eugene "Gene" Belton, 89 of Bassett, died Saturday, November 16, 2013, at Roanoke Memorial Hospital. He was born in Henry County on June 5, 1924 to the late Robert N. Belton and Jennie Tuggle Belton. He served in the United States Army during WWII and was retired from Fieldcrest Mills. Gene was one of the founding members of Community Baptist Church.
Surviving are one brother, Robert Belton of Bassett, one sister, Audrey Belton of Collinsville, one niece Anne Turner and husband Donald Wayne Turner, Jr., one nephew, Barry Belton and wife Susan and one great niece Caroline Turner.
A Celebration of life service will be held 2:00 P.M. Wednesday, November 20, 2013 at Community Baptist Church with Rev. Carson Williams officiating. Full military honors will be provided by the Martinsville-Henry County Honor Guard, interment will be private. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church.
In lieu of flowers, donations are requested to be made to Community Baptist Church c/o Maggie Craig, 5315 Airport Road, Bassett, Virginia 24055.
Collins Funeral Home of Bassett is in charge of arrangements.