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John Anthony Belcher

August 27, 1942 ~ May 2, 2018 (age 75)
BELCHER, John Anthony, Jr. “Tony,” was born on August 27, 1942 in Miami and died peacefully at Fort Belcher on Wednesday, May 2, 2018. He was the son of Jewel and “Red” Belcher. Pioneers and entrepreneurs, the Belcher family came to Miami in 1891 and paved its first roads. Tony was an inspiration to all who knew him. He worked his way up through the ranks at The Belcher Oil Company and served as an executive until it was sold in 1977. In addition to working in the family business, he had a distinguished career in banking. He attended the University of Florida and Coral Gables High School. Tony was a member of Coral Reef Yacht Club, Cat Cay Yacht Club and the International Wine and Food Society and was a passionate member of the Founders Society at Baptist Hospital. He was the ultimate sportsman and fisherman and shared these skills with young and old. An adventurer at heart, his infinite curiosity and his love for travel took him around the world via plane, boat and motor home. Wherever Tony went, he never met a stranger. His irrepressible laughter was just one of the hallmarks of his extraordinary personality. He will be deeply missed by family and many friends from around the world. Tony is survived by his loving wife, Debi and his sister, Jewel Lee and her husband, Fred Minter. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Baptist Health Foundation (, the Humane Society of Greater Miami, or the Bimini Biological Field Station (Shark Lab) in honor of Tony Belcher. A memorial service will be held at Plymouth Congregational Church on Saturday, June 2, 2018 at 11 o’clock.
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