Anderson Huston Belt, 80, of Goreville passed away peacefully at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Marion on Saturday, November 10, 2012 at 7:45 a.m.
Funeral services for Mr. Belt will be at 11:00 a.m., Friday, November 16, 2012 at Blue Funeral Home in Goreville with Pastor R.G. Null officiating. Interment will follow in Busby Cemetery in Goreville. Visitation will be from 10:00 AM until the time of the service on Friday. Blue Funeral Home in Goreville is assisting the family with arrangements.
Anderson was born on Wednesday, January 27, 1932 in Cave In Rock to Willis and Ollie (Milligan) Belt.
He is survived by his children, Debra & Dean Taborn of Goreville and Mark Belt of Ft. Collins, CO; grandchildren, Dean & Kerry Taborn, Jr. of Harrisburg, DeAnna & Eric Marsh of Glen Arm and Ty Taborn of Goreville; great-grandchildren, Taylor Taborn, Kaden Taborn, Jace Johnson and Alyssa Marsh; siblings, Freda Allene & Bennett Hodge of Chicago, Ruey Gordon & Lillian Belt of Downers Grove, Thomas Herbert Belt of Aurora, CO and Willis Rudy & Norma Belt of Supply, NC.
Anderson was preceded in death by his parents, Willis & Ollie and five sisters, Ama Ruth Belt, Mary Louise Belt, Ida Imogene Belt, Shirley Gertrude Belt and Gladys Melba (Belt) Pitts.
He served his country honorably as a Sergeant First Class in the US Army Hq Bty 507th AAA from 1949-1955 while stationed in Kyushu, Japan during the Korean Conflict. He was also a part of the 999th Armored Field Artillery Battalion Order of the Triangle. He received a certificate of Recognition for his service during the Cold War and a Certificate of Proficiency for his Japan Logistical Command and Automatic Weapons Battalion.
Once discharged, he returned stateside and worked as a welder for the Elgin Sweeper Company, who made street sweepers for the city of Elgin. He retired in 1997 after working forty years.
He was a member of Goreville Pentecostal Church and was baptized by Reverend RG Null at the VA Hospital.