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Stiles Dwaine Belcher, 82, of Knox City, Texas,  and formerly of Albany, died of dementia complications on Wednesday, April 15, 2020 at an Abilene, Texas nursing home. 

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, no visitation or services will be held. He was buried in the Albany Cemetery April 19.

Stiles was born in Posey, Lubbock County, Texas on Dec. 10, 1937 to Walter Rigsby Belcher and Minnie Mae Prine Belcher. He graduated from Slaton High School in 1956. He attended Lubbock Christian College and Texas Tech University, majoring in agricultural education. He graduated from Fort Smith Auction School in 1965. 

He was an auctioneer, especially of oilfield and construction equipment. In the mid 1980s he became a certified appraiser for the FDIC. 

In 1991 he retired to his parents’ farm near Knox City, Texas, where he lived out his days until his health dramatically declined due to dementia in September of 2019. 

In 1962, he married Gladys “Sue” Diller in Albany. They had three children, Mark, Sunday and Tom, who survive him. He is also survived by three granddaughters, two grandsons, two great granddaughters, an older sister, Wahnemia Jo Groves of Lakeside, Arizona, and seven nieces. 

He was predeceased by his parents and by an older brother, James Oliver (Belcher) Humphries of Rio Hondo, Texas, who died in 1997. 

Memorials may be made to the Knox County Aging Center, 107 N Ave E, Knox City, TX, 79529, or to the charity of your choice. PD

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