Donald Lee Belleville, 78, of Effingham, formerly of Louisville, passed away on Tuesday, April 16, 2013, at Lakeland Rehabilitation and Health Care Center, Effingham.
Funeral services for Don will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Hall Funeral Chapel, Effingham, with the Rev. Larry Cline officiating. Burial will be in the Loy Chapel Cemetery, rural Effingham with Mark Ellis playing the bagpipes. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home with a 7:30 p.m. Masonic service. Online condolences may be left at www.hallfuneralchapel.com. Memorials may be made to the Shriners Children’s Hospital.
Don was born on Sept. 24, 1934, in Dupo, the son of William G. and Bonnie (Lowless) Belleville. He was a graduate of Dupo High School and in September of 1951, he enlisted in the United States Navy, where he served three tours of duty in Korea, before being discharged in September of 1953. Don married Betty May Walker on March 30, 1963, at the Old Union Church in Bible Grove, and she survives. He was retired from the Pipefitters and Pipeline Wood River Local 553. Don was a member of the Edgewood Masonic Lodge 484 AF&AM, the Scottish Rites Body of Southern Illinois, and the Shriners AINAD Temple, East St. Louis.
Survivors include wife, Betty; three children, William (Gail) Belleville of Moro, Cheryl (Steve) Fulk of Effingham, and Chester (Wendy) Belleville of Effingham; seven grandchildren, Zachary and Lucas Belleville of Moro, Kelsey, Ethan and Travis Fulk of Effingham, and Layton and Lane Belleville of Effingham; brother, William Robert (Barb) Belleville of Panama City, Fla.; and two sisters, Betty Dixon of Dupo and Alice Lawrence of Waynesville, Mo.; and brother-in-law, Jim Procter of South Carolina.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and three sisters, Mary Jane Procter, Helen Tanner and June Kelley.
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