Floyd W Belt, Jr.

November 12th, 1934 to March 2nd, 2024

Floyd William Belt Jr., 89, of Port Huron, died Saturday, March 2, 2024.

He was born November 12, 1934 in Columbus, Kansas to the late Bessie and Floyd Belt. He married Clara Edeen Ferries on August 14, 1957 in Salem, Oregon.

Floyd served in the United States Army during the Korean War as a mechanic. He was stationed in Germany and enjoyed touring Europe. He was employed by Port Huron Area Schools for many years, serving as an Industrial Arts teacher and Department Head, retiring in 1988. In his free time, Floyd was an avid fisherman and reader. He loved being outdoors, spending many summers salmon fishing on Lake Michigan in Manistee, Michigan. In the early days of salmon fishing, Floyd’s persistence (some may say obstinance) was frequently on display as he would stay out on the water from dawn to dusk or until he had netted a fish…sometimes to the dismay of his family members who were also on board. He loved telling a good story and never let pesky facts interfere with a plot twist or a good ending.

Floyd is survived by his children, Brian (Chris) Belt and Brenda (Steven) Tenniswood; and grandchildren, Callie Belt and Emily and Matthew Tenniswood. He was preceded in death by his wife, Clara; his grandson, Daniel; and two sisters.

Floyd’s family would like to extend a sincere note of gratitude to the staff at Mercy Village in Port Huron, where Floyed lived for the past ten years. Their kindness, affection and expert care ensured that his apartment was a home filled with laughter and joy.

A private celebration of Floyd’s life will be held in Manistee next summer.

Arrangements are by Karrer-Simpson Funeral Home. To send condolences, visit karrersimpson.com

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