HOLCOMB — David D. Belling, 63, died on Saturday, June 29, 2019, at his home. He was born on Aug. 14, 1955, in Kansas City, Mo., to Kenneth B. and Kathryn L. (Hessling) Belling.
He married Carmen Gruchacz on Dec. 23, 1980, in Overland Park. She died on December 18, 2013.
David received his bachelor’s in journalism from New Mexico University and graduated from the University of Kansas Law School in 1980. He became the Miami County Attorney in Paola for two years and then worked at Kansas Legal Services in Hays for 22 years. In 2004, he moved to Garden City to work as a public defender and in 2006 moved to Dodge City, where he was the deputy Ford County attorney. David enjoyed KU basketball and New Mexico football and basketball. He had a goal of attending a major league baseball game in every big league stadium. He was an avid reader and student of war history.
He is survived by his mother, Kathryn Belling of Conroe, Texas; brother, Blaine Belling of Conroe, Texas; two step-daughters, Cherie Cell and husband James of Great Bend and Elizabeth Miller and husband Ted of Holcomb; six grandchildren, Christian Folkers, Chance Folkers, Brandon Miller, Abbey Miller, Keira Cell and Zachary Miller; and great-grandson, Clayton Alexander.
A memorial service will be held at a later date. Burial will be at Kansas Veterans Cemetery in Fort Dodge. The family suggests memorials may be made in David’s name to your favorite charity. Condolences may be posted at www.garnandfuneralhomes.com.