Archie Frank Belcher, 89 of Princeton pasted away Thursday Feb. 25, 2010 at the Gibson General Hospital in Princeton. He was born March 9, 1920 in Wheeling IN to James Oliver and Charlotte (Street) Belcher. He had worked for Hoosier Gas Co., Adams and Morrow Hardware and then went to work for the Princeton Fire Department retiring in 1980 serving his last four years as Fire Chief.

He had lived in Princeton most of his life. He was a member of Eagles Arie 361 in Princeton. He was an avid reader, enjoyed working crossword puzzles and enjoyed spending time at Holiday World visiting there several times a week and became acquainted with the owners and many of the people who worked there.

Frank is survived by his wife, Thelma (Scales) Belcher to whom he married June 24, 1944, children Dennis Beauchamp, of Florida, J. Michael Belcher of Princeton, Jane (Mark) Mason of Princeton and Larry Frank (Joy) Belcher of Petersburg, 9 children, 21 great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, infant daughter, Susan Elaine, sisters Mabel Cantrell, Carrie Hogg, Alice Whitehouse Burns, Irene Wiseman Evans, Avis Alvis and a brother James “Red” Belcher.

Funeral Services will be 10 a.m. Monday March 1, 2010 at the Colvin Funeral Home in Princeton with Pastor Harley Nickless officiating, burial will follow in Atkinson Chapel Cemetery in Oatsville, IN. Visitation will be from 4 until 8 p.m. Sunday at the Colvin Funeral Home.