Mr. Frank L. Belote

Published 5:52 pm Thursday, August 21, 2008

By Staff
Mr. Frank L. Belote, 85, a resident of Autumnfield of Belhaven, NC passed away peacefully on August 18th, 2008.
A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m., Saturday, August 23rd at the First Presbyterian Church in Dunn, N.C. with Pastor David Sherrod officiating.
The family will receive friends at 2 p.m. at the church in Dunn, NC.
Mr. Belote was born August 24, 1922 in Mayfield, Kentucky. He was the son of Bernard and Jonnie Belote of Mayfield, and was the youngest of nine children. He was an Air Corps pilot and a veteran of WWII, serving as a T-6 Instructor Pilot and as a B-29 Co-pilot. He earned his High School diploma at George Washington University having been appointed as a page at the nation’s Capitol building. As Charge of the Democratic door in the House of Representatives, his memories were many including helping President Roosevelt with his wheelchair into the House of Representatives in 1941 so he could officially declare war on Japan. He went on to finish his college degree in Business at Murray State University after the war. He owned and operated successful clothing stores for many years in Dunn and Buies Creek, NC. He was named “Young Man of the Year” by the Lion’s Club in 1957 and served as a member of the Harnett County School board. In semi-retirement he earned his RHU and CLU in 1983 and was a multiple winner of the Paul Revere Insurance Co. “Millionaire Round Table” award. An active member of the First Presbyterian Church of Dunn, NC, he was a long time choir member and was named “Elder Emeritus.” He will be remembered for his love of music and his kind and gentle spirit.
Mr. Belote was married for 60 years to the former June Brummal of Clinton, KY. They had three children who survive them, Frank L. Belote Jr. and wife Jean, of Washington, NC, Charlotte Belote and John C. Belote of Dunn, NC, one grandson, Frank L. Belote III and wife Jennifer of Holly Springs, NC, and two great granddaughters, Genevieve and Josephine. Frank is also survived by a brother Jack Belote of Murray, KY and a sister Betty Cook of Mayfield, KY.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Presbyterian Church of Dunn, NC, 901 N. Park Avenue, Dunn, NC 28334 or to Community Home Care and Hospice of Washington, NC, 814 Washington Plaza Shopping Center, Washington, NC 27889. Online condolences may be directed to the family by visiting
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