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Cletis Harlan Belcher

October 13, 1934 - March 11, 2014

A memorial service will take place at 1:00 p.m., on Saturday, March 22, 2014 at Harvest Christian Center; 4230 Long Street, Sweet Home, Oregon. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to The Full Gospel Church of Sweet Home; P.O. Box 298, Sweet Home, Oregon 97386.

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Cletis Harlan Belcher, 79, of Sweet Home, Oregon passed away Tuesday. He was born in Lane,Oklahoma to Travis and Melvia (Birdsong) Belcher; one of seven children.

In 1955, he married his wife of 59 years, Geneva, in Fort Bragg, California. They later had four children; two boys and two girls.

Harlan and Geneva moved from Arizona to Oregon in 1965. They settled in Philomath where they raised their family. Harlan worked in the timber industry and later went on to work as a contractor, from which he retired. His most notable work was the beautiful white gazebo at Hanson Country Inn in Corvallis where many people have been married.

He was an avid lover of the outdoors. He spent countless hours in the woods hunting, fishing, and camping. He had a deep love of music and is lovingly remembered for finger-picking the blues, playing guitar in church, and singing his favorite old-time country western songs while he strummed.

Harlan and Geneva moved to Sweet Home and became members of The Full Gospel Church of Sweet Home where they delighted in serving the Lord together.

He was dearly loved by those honored to know him and will be greatly missed in his passing.

Harlan is survived by: his wife, Geneva; children Geneta Renard, Dennis Belcher, Helen Campbell, and Darrel Belcher; eleven grandchildren; and nineteen great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by grandson, Daylon Brock.

A memorial service will take place at 1:00 p.m., on Saturday, March 22, 2014 at Harvest Christian Center; 4230 Long Street, Sweet Home, Oregon. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to The Full Gospel Church of Sweet Home; P.O. Box 298, Sweet Home, Oregon 97386.

Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling the arrangements.