Joel Devon Belew, 42, of Jesup, died Sunday, July 8, 2012, at home.
He was born March 17, 1970, in Elkhart, Ind., the son of Joe and Madeline Hall Belew. He married Melanie Diedrich on Aug. 20, 2004, in Waterloo.
Joel was employed with TransAmerica in Cedar Rapids as an IT project manager. He worked for 20 years in communications in Cedar Rapids including MCI, Verizon and Rockwell Collins. He was a member of Mount Olive Lodge #17, A.G. Clark Consistory #68 in Cedar Rapids and Bashir Temple #156 in Waterloo.
Local survivors include a daughter, Brittany Thornton of North Liberty.