Marty Presler Belk

Profile Updated: August 26, 2009
Residing In: Isle of Palms, SC USA
Spouse/Partner: Don Belk
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
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


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 (, 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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Nov 22, 2017 at 10:21 PM
May 25, 2017 at 10:14 PM

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

Dec 18, 2016 at 4:33 AM
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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Apr 25, 2016 at 4:34 PM
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).

Dec 18, 2015 at 4:33 AM
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Jul 05, 2015 at 11:12 PM
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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Feb 21, 2015 at 5:10 PM

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

Dec 18, 2014 at 4:33 AM
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Dec 17, 2014 at 9:18 AM

Posted on: Dec 14, 2014 at 7:51 PM

Hi Glenna Ruth. Enjoyed your profile. May you and your family have a very Merry Christmas and a happy New Year!!!! Marty Presler Belk.

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Posted on: Nov 23, 2014 at 2:42 PM

Hey Linda, hope all is well with you. Just want to wish you Happy Birthday tomorrow!!!! I'm not counting anymore are you? I guess it will be the reunion before I see you since I have been unable to make any Bearcat Babes get togethers. Caroline's # 443-614-5890. She would love to hear from you. Take care and enjoy tomorrow, Marty Belk.

Nov 23, 2014 at 1:52 PM

Well, hey there Bobby. I am a day late and a dollar short but Happy Birthday anyway. Hope you had a great day plus many more to come. I look forward to seeing you and everybody at our ----year Reunion. You see I am not counting any more birthdays or reunions-haha. The Queen of Newport(as you say), Marty.

Oct 23, 2014 at 12:19 AM

Hey Nan,
Hope all is well with you and your family. It has been years since we have seen each other. I would love to see you and talk with you sometime. I ditto Al Vaughn and invite you to our 50th reunion in April 2015. We really have a great time and it is so great to see everyone; some you recognize and some you don't. Haha. I am still loving living on the Isle of Palms. Would love for you to visit. Write or call when you can. Happy Birthday girlfriend and may you have many more. Love ya, Marty(843-452-6412)

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Jun 02, 2014 at 9:10 AM

Posted on: Jun 01, 2014 at 11:26 PM

Hey Linda,
Hope all is well with you. I just read the proposed ideas for the upcoming 50th. i love the beach theme and wish there were some way all could come to Charleston. If planning a cruise remember that cruise ships leave from Charleston as well rather than having to travel to Miami, etc. Just my 2 cents, ha. Hope to see you soon, Marty Belk. Oh by the way, I just SOLD Caroline a home in a beautiful retirement community in Summerville. She is so excited. We have become friends over this 3 year period. She thinks a lot of you.

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