William F. "Bill" Bellamy, 76, of Sweet Springs, died Monday, Nov. 2, 2009, at his farm.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, Nov. 6, 2009, at Campbell-Lewis Chapel in Sweet Springs with William W. Harlow officiating. Burial with full military rites will be in Missouri State Veterans Cemetery in Higginsville. Visitation will be from 10 to 10:45 a.m. Friday at the funeral home followed by a 40 & 8 presentation. Memorials are suggested to Sweet Springs American Legion Post 279. An online guestbook is available at www.campbell-lewis.com.
Born Nov. 26, 1932, in Moniteau County, he was the son of the late Franklin J. Bellamy and Dorothy Moore Bellamy. On Aug. 13, 1982, he married Ruth Ann Moulder Smith, who survives of the home. He was a 1951 graduate of Stover High School, and, in 1953, he joined the U.S. Navy, serving until 1957. He spent most of his adult life in Sweet Springs and retired in 1985 from Lake City Ammunition, where he was a pipefitter and foreman for 25 years. He was a member of Sweet Springs American Legion Post 279, where he had served as post commander, a current member of the 40 & 8 Voiture 333 in Sedalia and a former member of the 40 & 8 Voiture 3 in Blue Springs, where he previously served as Chef De Gare.
In addition to his wife, Ruth, of the home, he is survived by three daughters: Cheryl Hager and husband, Scott, of Sweet Springs; Pam Barton and husband, Don, of Moore, Okla.; Lynn Peck and husband, Greg, of Independence; one son, Danny Bellamy of Alton, Ill.; nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; one brother, Earl Bellamy of Versailles; and several nieces and nephews.
Additional information provided per family recompense.