Percy Belt is a numbers man. A retired banker for BB&T Bank, Percy has had an interest in numbers ever since he was a kid growing up on a farm in Marion. “I knew I didn’t want to be a farmer,” he joked. So he went to business school after high school.

A draftee in ‘68, Percy considers himself lucky that his two year military enlistment consisted of doing finances in Panama. “I had it made,” he said.

After deployment, Percy graduated from Murray State University with a degree in management and moved to Hopkinsville where he has lived ever since, devoting much of his time to Hillcrest Baptist Church.

Now in retirement he enjoys spending time watching his four grandchildren play sports, playing golf, cheering on his MSU Racers and, of course, crunching numbers for his church as its treasurer.

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