Hugh Emerson Bellmon was born on August 5, 1924 to Leo Emerson and Edna (Back) Bellmon in Eddy, Oklahoma. Hugh passed away on April 9, 2018 in Stillwater, Oklahoma.
Hugh attended Billings Schools and was inducted in the US Navy on May 1, 1943. He was very proud of his World War II service. He served on a Merchant Marine ship that transported petroleum to the aircraft carriers. As a member of the greatest generation he felt they left his country better for the next generation. He was especially proud to be an American.
He married the love of his life of 73 years, DonAne Waggoner on September 5, 1945. They lived on the family homestead from 1961-2001 and then moved to Stillwater, Oklahoma. He loved the land and his cattle. He also worked in the oil field for many years.
Hugh was a member of American Legion, and attended the Billings Christian Church as well as Sunnybrook Christian Church. His greatest achievement in life was his family whom he was very proud of and pleased to see all they have achieved. He was especially grateful for the years he spent with DonAne
Graveside services will be held at 10:00am on Thursday, April 12, 2018 at the Billings Union Cemetery in Billings, Oklahoma. Following the graveside service, there will be a memorial service held at 2:00pm in Stillwater, Oklahoma at Sunnybrook Christian Church. Services have been entrusted to the care of Dugger Funeral Home.
Along with his wife, DonAne Bellmon, he is survived by his daughters, Marilyn and her husband JC Thomas, Deborah and her husband Bill Fuller, Donna and her husband Jay Thomas, Vicki and her husband Steve Goforth, Janet and her husband Terry Clyden, Kathy and her husband Freddie Robinson, Mary and her husband Gary Pugh, and Denise Barrett; his daughter-in-law, Peggy Bellmon; his two son’s, Kyle and his wife Donna Bellmon, and Jim and his wife Deb/Bertha Bellmon. He is also survived by 8 grandsons, 7granddaughters, 24 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild.
He was preceeded in death by his parents, Leo Emerson and Edna (Back) Bellmon; his sisters, Charlotte Pitts and Jayne Buskuhl; one son, Michael Allen; 2 granddaughters, Missy and Angela Parrish; and one grandson, Jake Houser.
In lieu of flowers please donate to your local American Legion, the Alzheimer’s Association, or a charity of your choice in Hugh Bellmon’s name.
I just heard from Rodney and was so shocked. My sympathies reach out to you with prayers that God would bless you with comfort in your loss. May your precious memories be a great consolation to you and may God guide your in your adjustment. In Christ there is always such a magnificent hope for eternity. Praying for you and loving you.
Marilyn Blakey BarberCenterville,, IA
So sorry for your loss. Praying for you and your family.
Joy AlspachStillwater, OK
Jim, you and your family are in my thought and prayers. So sorry to hear of your dads passing.
Jonni CinnamonGarber, OK
Sending prayer of Comfort and Peace for the Family!
Gayla & Lyle JustWayne, OK
I am so sorry for your loss. Your family has been blessed to have him for so long. Prayers.
Dolores QuallsPryor, OK
Our condolences go out to you and your family and may God bless you in your time of grief.
Jerry D.RobinsonIdabel, Oklahoma 74745, OK
Condolences to Hugh's family. May our Lord bless you and give you peace and comfort . Jim Hanyka
James HanykaPerry, OK
So sorry to hear about your Father. Please know I will hold you and your family in my heart and in my prayers.
RABECCA GAITHERHASTINGS, OK
Jim: We are thinking about you and your family during this time of loss. Your dad sounds like a really neat man. Josh & Brooke Dale
Joshua DaleEdmond, OK
Jim & Family: We send our condolences, may you find comfort from the Lord during your time of loss.
Kevin & Dianna Dale,
Kevin DaleDurant, OK
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your families.
Gary and Mary Jane KendallStillwater, OK
Wish we could celebrate your dads life with you!! Our thoughts are with you and yours!!! We love you!!!
Larry and Nanjean HulseyAmarillo, TX
See you on the other side uncle Hugh
Roger waggonerEnid, OK
Jim and family. I am praying for each of you, that you find peace and comfort at this time. Good memories will be with you daily and that is such a blessing.
Mike BreitlingDalhart, TX
We were so sad to hear Hugh passed away. We thought him to be a gentle giant, loving husband to DonAne, and ALWAYS flew his flag as a very proud American!! All of you are in our thoughts & prayers at this very difficult time. John 10: 27-29
Tom & Lynda DolezalBillings, OK
Thoughts and prayers to the whole family.
Joella Waggoner WheelerYuzhno-Sakhalinsk,
What a great life he lived. My thoughts are with you and your family!❤️
Lacee HarrisonTuttle, OK
Sorry for your loss. Praying for your family.
Vickie EdwardsPerry, OK