Marty Presler Belk

Profile Updated: August 26, 2009
Residing In: Isle of Palms, SC USA
Spouse/Partner: Don Belk
Homepage: www.martybelk.com
Occupation: Real Estate Broker
Children: (Kimberly) Michelle Belk born 1984 in RH
Yes! Attending Reunion
Grammar School:

Ebinport Elementary

Education after RHHS:

BS in Biology from Univ. of South Carolina

Medical research at Vanderbilt

Real Estate certifications attained through years of study: GRI, CRS, CRB and Broker

Influential RHHS Teachers & why?

Lucy Good taught me how to write a paper and make a better than good presentation and delivery. Delivery was of utmost importance to her and I had to practice until she thought it was perfect. I still "practice" to this day to strive for that "perfection" (in my eyes anyway) Lucy Good expected. She kept up with me through the years which meant so much. She was (and will always be) a definite role model for me.

Extracurricular activities in '65:

I would have to have the annual but I was involved in:
French Club
Biology Club
Beta Club
National Honor Society
Gymnastics
Alternate Cheerleader

Music for Reunion Playlist (Specific Titles):

Soulful Strut
Carolina Girl
Green Apples
Grazin' In The Grass
My Girl
Can't Take My Eyes Off Of You
Surfer Bird
Baby Love
Twist 'N Shout
Heaven Is Missing An Angel

Comments:

I became interested in Real Estate(RE) while in the medical field and decided to pursue this different profession. I met my husband through real estate and after working together and owning our own company, we had a beautiful daughter after 8 years of marriage. We sold our company, Charter Realty, in 1990 and moved to Isle of Palms off the coast of Charleston,SC. We "retired" early but became involved in the community, the schools and the presbyterian church. I am on the constituent school board for East Cooper, a sunday school teacher, alumni board member for the Univ. of SC., and an active supporter of the College of Charleston since my husband, Don, is a Trustee. Our daughter moved to Clemson, now to Greenville where she works for State Farm Insurance. My whole life revolved around Kimberly so I decided to return to real estate. What timing!! The market is better now, somewhat, but it has been a great time to learn the technology I have missed over the years of not working. Learning this technology and becoming computer savvy has been a tremendous challenge for me. And I thought college was hard!
There is so much more I could say but I will close with thanking God for giving me such a wonderful life and the many, many blessings. He has truly given me "heaven on earth".

School Story:

Going to RHHS was a big transition for our class coming from Sullivan's Junior High. We started in the 10th grade and had to assimilate in the sports lineup (esp.football), extracurricular activities and clubs, curriculum offerings and class standings. We made new friends along with the old ones and met new teachers with different expectations for us. What a change for those of us from Sullivan's but what an impact we had on the Class of '65!! We survived!!!

Favorite Quotation(s):

"Happiness is what you make it"
"Happiness is a smile away"

What model & year car did you drive in '65?

1958 Hillman Minx convertible.

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Feb 02, 2018 at 2:33 PM

Hey Birthday Girl. Hope you have a wonderful day Penny.
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Dec 21, 2017 at 6:02 PM

Thank you John for my happy birthday wish. Hope you and your family have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Peace and joy, Marty Presler Belk

Dec 21, 2017 at 5:55 PM

Happy Birthday David. I remember we are just 3 days apart. Hope you are enjoying retirement. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, Marty Presler Belk

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Dec 18, 2017 at 2:56 PM

Happy Birthday,, Marty! Hope you are having a great day.

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Hey Roseanne. So glad to see you at the 70th Birthday reunion last Saturday. What fun we all had being together!! Happy Birthday girlfriend and many more. Hope to see you again real soon. Love ya, Marty Belk

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Nov 21, 2016 at 9:33 AM

Hey there Bobby. This year I'm a day early. I will be tied up all day tomorrow so I'm wishing you "Happy Birthday" today. Have a good one, Marty P. Belk

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Feb 21, 2016 at 10:15 PM

Hey Jimmie. Hope you had a wonderful birthday today with family and friends. So glad I got to see you at the reunion. Hope to see you again real soon. Take care, Marty Belk

Dec 25, 2015 at 10:12 PM

Hi Hal I just saw your profile changes. So sorry to see that Russ passed away. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. God bless, Marty

Dec 21, 2015 at 11:15 AM

Hey David. Hope you have a great day today and a wonderful Christmas.
Would love to see you when I come to RH. Give me a call if you come to Charleston(843-452-6412).

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Mar 26, 2015 at 5:51 PM

Hey there Dan. I don't see your name on the reunion list. Hope you and your wife are coming. Sounds like fun. Hope to see you then, Marty Belk.

Feb 24, 2015 at 6:59 PM

Hey Susan. Hope to see you and your husband at our 50th. Hard to believe it has been this many years. See ya, Marty

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Posted on: Feb 02, 2015 at 12:39 PM

Happy Birthday Penny. Hope you have a great day. Look forward to seeing you at our 50th. Can you believe 50 years. Wow. Always, Marty.

Jan 23, 2015 at 1:29 PM

Hi Suzanne,
Happy Belated Birthday. Hope you had a good one. Kimberly Ritter and I are in the same Carolina One Real Estate office. She told me of your father passing away last week or so. I am so sorry for your loss, Suzanne. I hope to see you at our 50th. Unbelievable that it has been that long. Time flies by. Take care and if you come to Charleston call me and we'll get together. Always, Marty Belk

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