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08/06/08 - NNHS Newsletter - Glenroy Belvin

Glenroy Perishing Belvin
(14 Sept 1918 -  3 Aug 2008)

Newport News High School Class of 1936

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   
 This morning brings us more sad news. 
     Glenroy Belvin, Class of 1936, passed away in Hampton on Sunday, August 3, 2008 at the age of 89. 

From the Daily Press - 08/06/08:


Glenroy Perishing Belvin
  HAMPTON - Glenroy Perishing Belvin, 89, a native of Gloucester, Va. and a longtime resident of Hampton, Va., died on the Lord's Day, Sunday Aug. 3, 2008, from complications due to Alzheimer's disease.

Mr. Belvin was the son of John and Sarah Belvin of Gloucester. His four brothers, Roger, John, Boyd and Amos; and his sister, Gladys, preceded him in death.

Mr. Belvin was a 1936 graduate of Newport News High School. Upon graduation, he entered the Apprentice School at the Newport News Shipbuilding and Drydock Company. He was an outstanding athlete and excelled at football and baseball at the high school level and at the Apprentice School.
Glenroy Belvin
Mr. Belvin served in the U.S. Navy during World War II in the South Pacific, as a radar specialist aboard the U.S.S. Collingsworth. Upon being discharged at war's end, Mr. Belvin returned to the Peninsula and resumed his career at the shipyard. He joined Allstate Insurance in 1952 and was one of the company's top producing agents until his retirement in 1981.

Mr. Belvin was a member of Ivy Memorial Baptist Church for over 65 years, where he was a lifetime deacon, a member of the choir and a member of numerous committees, many of which he chaired. He had a love for teaching the Bible and was a Sunday school teacher for many years. In his spare time he was a master woodworker, making many beautiful pieces of furniture in the Williamsburg style, for his family members. He also was an avid gardener whose roses were admired by many. He will always be remembered for his love for his beautiful wife, Maria, and his family.

Survivors include his wife of 66 years, Maria Theresa Martinez Belvin; three children, Annette (Cookie) Hancock and her husband, Mike Hancock, Paul A. Belvin and his wife, Janet Morris Belvin, and David G. Belvin and his wife, Jackie S. Belvin. Mr. Belvin had nine grandchildren, Jeff Casey, Jennifer Adams, Thomas Yearwood, Katherine Klegin, Caroline Yearwood, Benjamin (Ross) Belvin, Emma Belvin, Donna Hancock, and Christina Hancock. He also had three great-grandchildren, Alexis Adams, Zach Adams and Alex Casey.

Friends are encouraged to visit  to share words of comfort with the family.

Friends are invited to visit from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 6, at Parklawn-Wood Funeral Home. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, at Ivy Memorial Baptist Church, 2200 Coliseum Drive, Hampton. Interment will follow at Parklawn Memorial Park.

Arrangements are under the care of Parklawn-Wood Funeral Home 2551 N Armistead Ave., Hampton, VA 23666. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at

Published in the Daily Press on 8/6/2008.
Guest Book

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Dear family:
So sorry to hear of your loss. I leave my deep condolences with you. "Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of tender mercies and the God of all comfort." 2nd Corinthians 1:3
From the staff of Mary Agnes Health Care, Newport News, Virginia

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

I can still remember meeting Glenroy in 1972 when I became an Allstate Agent. There could not be a finer person anyone could call a friend. I am sure he will be missed by all that knew him.
Monty Hartman, Yorktown, Virginia

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Our sincere condolences to Maria and the family in their sad loss. Mr. Belvin was always a tremendous inspiration and encouragement to us both. We had the highest respect for his wisdom and insights of life. He was a natural encourager.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time of loss. It was a privilege to have known him. He will be greatly missed.
Our love.
Bert & Laura Rait.
Newport News.
Bert Rait, Newport News, Virginia

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Please accept my deepest sympathies.
Alexander Nicol, Hampton, Virginia


   We offer our sincerest condolences to the entire Belvin family and their friends at this difficult time.

   Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER!  We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty
219 Four Ply Lane
Fayetteville, NC 29311-9305

Jesus Paid It All

Words by Elvina M. Hall, 1865
Music by John T. Grape

 I hear the Savior say,
“Thy strength indeed is small;
Child of weakness, watch and pray,
Find in Me thine all in all.”


Jesus paid it all,
All to Him I owe;
Sin had left a crimson stain,
He washed it white as snow.

For nothing good have I
Whereby Thy grace to claim,
I’ll wash my garments white
In the blood of Calv’ry’s Lamb.


And now complete in Him
My robe His righteousness,
Close sheltered ’neath His side,
I am divinely blest.


Lord, now indeed I find
Thy power and Thine alone,
Can change the leper’s spots
And melt the heart of stone.


When from my dying bed
My ransomed soul shall rise,
“Jesus died my soul to save,”
Shall rend the vaulted skies.


And when before the throne
I stand in Him complete,
I’ll lay my trophies down
All down at Jesus’ feet.


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