He was born in Buffalo, N.Y., son of Ernest and Leona (Ewig) Belles. Surviving are four children: Ray of Alum Bank, Gary of Bedford, Rodney of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and Karolyn Mock of Alum Bank; seven grandchildren; and three step-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Leona (Westover); and siblings: Marion and William. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of WWII. Friends will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at Timothy A. Berkebile Funeral Home, Bedford, and from 10 a.m. until the noon funeral service Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014, at Time Ministry Church.