Dan Belt, the eldest son of Linda Darnell and John L Belt, was born on May 22, 1964, in Oklahoma City. Dan passed away unexpectedly on August 12, 2023, at the age of 59.Dan graduated from Putnam City High School and earned a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science from Central State University before pursuing an MBA in Urban Planning at the University of Oklahoma in Norman.A naturally gifted athlete, Dan began competing at a young age, amassing numerous awards and trophies throughout his life. Although excelling in several sports, he primarily identified as a tennis player. Dan remained passionate about sports and politics throughout his lifetime.Dan was preceded in death by his father, John L Belt, and his grandparents Frances and Crawford Bennett. He is survived by his mother, Linda Darnell; his brother, John L Belt II; his sister-in-law, Brandi Belt; his nephews, Nethaniel and Malachi Belt; and step-mother, Joy Reed Belt.Funeral arrangements are being handled by Smith & Kernke. The burial is scheduled to take place at Memorial Park Cemetery on Monday, August 21, at 10am. As we gather to bid a final farewell, let us remember Dan Belt—a man whose legacy will forever be marked by his dedication, achievements, and the lives he touched with his enduring spirit.