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David Melvin Belew

02/21/1950 - 07/09/2020

Obituary for David Melvin Belew

David Melvin Belew, 70, of Somerset, KY passed away at UK Hospital on July 9, 2020. He was the son of Herbert and Ethelene Belew. He proudly served in the 101st Airborne Special Forces in the United States Army for over 20 years and was a Vietnam Veteran. He was a successful business owner for over 30 years. David had the biggest heart and was a social butterfly. He loved his family and friends, gardening, cooking, decorating and being a jack of all trades. He always volunteered and helped anyone in need that crossed his path. In addition to his parents, he was preceded by his brother; Philip Belew, an Aunt; Judy Johnson and Uncle; Ralph McDonald. He is survived by his daughter; Julie Belew (Brandon Powell) and son; Nathan Belew. Grandson; Jason Belew. Aunt; Bonnie Johnson. Along with many, many special friends. Visitation will be held at Cooper Funeral Home on Thursday, July 16, 2020 from 10am-1pm. Service will begin at 1pm. Burial will immediately follow in Alexandria Cemetery. Cooper Funeral Home is serving the family.

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I had never met him, but family and neighbors all mentioned his generosity and helpfulness, He was a friend to all who knew him. - Darrel Powell
- Darrel Powell
While I never had the pleasure of meeting David, I did get to meet many of his neighbors and their message of him was universally the same. He was always helping out, cooking for people, helping with projects, bringing neighbors plants back to life and would gladly give you the shirt of his back. My sincere condolences to his family and friends.
- Greg Kent

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