Dave Belton was born in Coldwater, OH. He lived in New Bremen, OH and moved to Lima, Ohio in 1963. He attended Shawnee Local Schools from which he graduated with the Class of 1970. After high school Dave attended Lima Technical College and worked in retail. Dave was appointed full-time firefighter/EMT in June of 1974. He climbed through the ranks and retired as Fire Chief in December of 2002. He also served as President of The Northwest Ohio Fire Chiefs Association. Dave was 1981 graduate of Lima Technical College (Rhodes State College) earning the first Associate Degree in Emergency Medical Technology. He was a State of Ohio Public Safety Instructor for 35 years, teaching and training firefighters, EMT’s and paramedics all over the West Central Ohio region. Dave was elected to the Shawnee Township Board of Trustees serving from January 2010 and in still serving the public as a trustee. Dave has served the public locally for over 43 years and continues to serve to this day.
Beyond life in funeral service Dave enjoys participating as a Lay Pastor and Haiti Mission Team Leader for the Shawnee United Methodist Church. Dave is an active member of the Shawnee Optimist Club participating with placement of the flags and Shawnee, LCC and Shawnee Township buildings on Holidays to honor our nation.
Dave has been married to Kathy (McCune) for over 45 years. They love the beach, mountains, and friends, but mostly enjoy spending time with their family, especially the six grandkids, Jordan, Jillian, Rachel, Brady, Madison and Carter.
Above all else, Dave enjoys serving the families in his community at a time prior to when they need it the most, and is very proud to be a part of the Chamberlain-Huckeriede Team.