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Burtis Howard “Burt” Belknap

Burtis Howard “Burt” Belknap passed away at the age of 95 in Cove, Arkansas on Saturday, October 26, 2019 at his home surrounded by family and friends.

He was born on the 21st day of December 1923 in Cove, Arkansas to the late David Belknap and the late Blanch Norton Belknap.  Burt was united in marriage to Barbara Clough.   He was a logger by profession.  He loved farming, riding in his wagon and shopping for trucks. He enjoyed telling stories, whether true or untrue, to whoever was willing to listen.  Burt was a true proud family man loving each and all of his rather large clan.   He will be dearly missed by all.

He is survived by his wife, Barbara Belknap of Waldron, Arkansas; sons:  Terry Belknap and wife Jan of Smithville, Oklahoma, David Belknap and wife Regina of Smithville, Oklahoma, Mark Belknap and wife Charlotte of Waldron, Arkansas, and Stephen Belknap and wife Jennifer of Cove, Arkansas; daughters: Lavonna Davis and husband Jim of Victoria, Texas, Lou Hughes of Norman, Arkansas, Deanna Miller and husband Lonnie of Cove, Arkansas, and Robyn Conatser and husband Robert of Cove, Arkansas; grandchildren: Chad Belknap, the late Dustin Belknap, Devin Belknap, Haley Belknap, Austin Routh, Marshall Hunt, Chance Hunt, Anthony Hutson, BreAnna Hutson, Savanna Hutson, Michelle Lorenzana, Nathan Hughes, Matthew Hughes, Chris Hughes, Joseph Miller, Brooke Sanchez and Corbin Conatser; great grandchildren:   Brooke Belknap, Haley Myers, Evan Lorenzana, A.J. Hutson, Jaxon Hughes, Jaydin Hughes, Dixie Hughes, Peyton Sanchez, Malakai Sanchez, Tristan Sanchez, Chloe Belknap, Raegan , Lee, and Quinton Belknap; and sister, Mildred Young of Owensville, Missouri.

He was preceded in death by his parents, David and Blanch Belknap; his brothers: Eugene and Leonard Belknap; and sisters:  Pauline Saling and Frankie Lou Belknap.

Funeral service will be Thursday, October 31, 2019 at 1:30 p.m. at the Cove First Baptist Church with Brothers Ron Ladd and Jerry Ford officiating.  Interment will follow in the Six-Mile Cemetery in Hatfield, Arkansas under the direction of the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home.  Visitation will be Thursday from 10:00 a.m. to 12 noon at the First Baptist Church in Cove.

Pallbearers will be Anthony Hutson, Terry Belknap, Matthew Hughes, Chad Belknap, Joseph Miller and Jason Youngblood.  Honorary pallbearer Devin Belknap.

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