Richard Martin Bellamy entered into rest on Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2021, at his home in Safford, Arizona, with his family by his side. Richard was born on Sept. 17, 1946, to Clyde M. Bellamy and Rosie Mary Freeman Bellamy, in Solomon, Arizona.
In 1967 while attending Duncan schools, Richard married Della Yandell on May 20, 1967, in Morenci, Arizona. The two proceeded to have three children, Sharmon Michelle Bellamy (James Earles) on March 27, 1968, Scotty Wayne Bellamy (Lisa) on Aug. 16, 1971, and Mary Elizabeth Bellamy (Stephen Duderstadt) on June 29, 1979. The two were married for 41 years until Della’s passing.
Richard was a Navy man and was a proud Vietnam veteran, though he did not speak of the situation much. In 2000, Richard was blessed with four grandchildren, Charles Bouren, Timothy Bellamy, Johnathan Duderstadt, and Alex Duderstadt, and, most recently, a great-grandchild, Symphanie Blevins.
Richard was a kind, gentle guy. He loved to have a good time, go to yard sales, and tease the children. He loved church, family, visiting, and laughing a lot.
Richard is survived by his children, grandchildren, great-grandchild, and many other loved ones.
Richard is preceded in death by his wife, his siblings, and his parents.
A memorial service will be held on Friday, Jan. 14, at 2:30 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Duncan, with Pastor Brad Boyd officiating. Interment will be in the Duncan Cemetery following services.
Arrangements are being cared for by McDougal’s Caldwell Funeral Chapel & Gila Valley Crematory located at 112 E. Main St., Safford, Arizona, 85546, 928-428-1740, www.caldwellfuneralchapel.com.