Obituary of Douglas L. Belger
Douglas Larry Belger, 76, of West Columbia, SC, went to be with the Lord on Monday afternoon, January 2, 2023.
Douglas "Doug" Belger was born to the late William M. and Ethel Belger on January 17, 1946, in Columbia, SC. Doug attended Lower Richland High School, where he lettered in varsity football and was the Star Running Back. As a senior, he led the "Diamond Hornets" to the State Championship in 1966. Doug owned and operated Carolina Capitol Metal Fabrication for over 25 years and Doug’s Welding for 25 years; he was known for his tireless work ethic, sincerity, and dedication to his craft. Doug's life was dedicated to serving the Lord and loving his family unconditionally, as well as John Deere tractors and Clemson Football.
Doug is predeceased by his parents; daughter, Alison Elizabeth Belger; brothers, Jackie Belger and Martin Belger. He is survived by his wife Sharon Belger; siblings, Billy Belger, Rev. Odell Belger, and Lois Howze; his daughter, Deela Tomette McGill (Eric); grandchildren, Erica Alison, Sheldon Zachary, and Braxton Douglas McGill of Tennessee; stepchildren, Stephanie S. Novello, Robert E. Lee, Jeremy C. Lee, and their families, all of Columbia, SC; along with many nephews and nieces.
Memorial services will be held on Saturday, January 7, 2023, at 2:00pm at First Baptist Church of Lykesland in Hopkins, SC. The family will receive friends from 12:00-1:50pm followed by a 2:00pm service at the church. A burial will follow at Southland Memorial Gardens.