Robert Bob C. Beltz

September 12, 1931March 20, 2013
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Robert C. Beltz, of Louisville, KY went home to his heavenly father on March 20, 2013 surrounded by family. Bob was born in Harrisburg, IL to Louie E. and Sibyl Golden Beltz who preceded him in death. Bob was also preceded in death by his wife of 49 years, Betty Jane Reynolds of Paducah, KY. Bob graduated from Murray State University with a degree in music and later obtained many designations and a business degree. He was a member of Phi Mu Alpha and conducted Campus Lights in 1953. Bob was a member of the Jack Staulcup Orchestra who travelled the Midwest - playing venues in Kentucky, Missouri and Illinois. After graduation, Bob was a radio DJ in Paducah, KY until being hired by Motors Insurance Corporation in 1956. He started as a claims adjuster and retired in 1992 as Vice President over Canadian operations. He wrote many of the insurance programs used in the industry today. Bob volunteered with the International Association for Economic Development, visiting the Ukraine to help with programs for their developing country.

Bob was a faithful servant of God throughout his life. He loved the Lord, his family and music. Bob was co-vocational having been employed to direct music through the years: Galloway Methodist –Memphis, TN; Baptist Church – Jonesboro, AR; Scenic Hills Baptist – Memphis, TN; 1st Baptist – Greenwood, MS; E.B. Baptist Church – East Brunswick, NJ; Baptist Church – Bloomington, MI and he was interim minister of music at Westport Road Baptist Church – Louisville, KY. Bob was a professional member of the Detroit Symphony Chorus and Louisville Chorus. He often wrote and arranged music for individuals and choirs. Bob and Kitty Beltz helped create a program called Healing Hearts at their church to help those grieving from the loss of loved ones.

Bob is survived by his wife, Kitty Beltz, married in June 2003; his sister Louise Beltz Smith (Sam) and their loving family. He is survived by a son, Robert Douglas Beltz (Lolly), grandchildren Brandy Beltz Simmons (Jason) and great-granddaughter London; grandchild Amiee Jane; daughter LeAnne Beltz McDonald (Gary), grandchildren Eric (Stephanie), John, Rachel (Brian) and great- granddaughter Olivia; daughter Tamara Beltz Adamson, grandson Robert Corey (Faith) and great-grandchildren Allie and Robert Jacob, and grandson Jeremy. He is also survived by beloved step-children Amanda and Kevin Gast; Jennifer and Mark Langley and grandson Levi; Amy Keith Lorenzen and granddaughter Riley; Tracey Monda and grandchildren Harrison and Emily.

His service is 2 p.m. Saturday, March 23rd at Westport Road Baptist Church, 9705 Westport Road, with burial in Cave Hill Cemetery, 701 Baxter Ave. Louisville. Visitation: 2-4pm and 6-8pm Friday March 22nd at Arch L. Heady Funeral Home at Westport Village, Louisville, KY 40222 and 1-2pm on Saturday at the church. The family requests expressions of sympathy take the form of donations to Westport Road Baptist Church, 9705 Westport Road, Louisville KY 40241. Please visit us at to leave a condolence for the family.


  • Funeral Service Saturday, March 23, 2013
  • Visitation Friday, March 22, 2013
  • Visitation Saturday, March 23, 2013

Robert Bob C. Beltz

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March 26, 2013

Kitty, Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with you.
Christine and George Bryers (Fitness 19)

Jane and Michael Smith

March 24, 2013

Kitty, Doug, Leanne, Tamara and Family,
It is with great sadness that we learned of Bob's death. He was a special friend whose faith and devotion to God and family were the foundation of an amazing courage in the face of adversity. He is the perfect role model. We will remember his wit and love of music and all the good times we shared as his "Michigan friends". Our love and prayers are with you all. Jane and Mike Smith

George & Nancy Daugherty

March 23, 2013

Kitty, LeAnne, & Family,
We love you and our thoughts and prayers are with you!
In Christ,
The Daugherty's

March 23, 2013


You blessed Bob so greatly during the past years. God always has the perfect plan. May you and the entire family have strength and peace today as you celebrate Bob's wonderful life and many accomplishments. God's handiwork was exemplified in his many gifts and talents.
My thoughts and prayers are with you,

Lisa Sommer

Barbara Perser

March 22, 2013

The pictures are wonderful. An amazing taste of a life well lived. A love filled life, blessed with God, music and family. I know you miss him - Husband, Father, Grandfather and Friend - He was a blessing! I pray you find peace until you meet again.

Sharon & Gene Keith

March 22, 2013

You are in our thoughts and prayers. Love to all.

Martha Fritz

March 22, 2013

LeAnne, Kitty and family,

Bob will be missed by all who knew him; he was a gentle soul with a beautiful voice and many talents. Now silenced on earth but singing in heaven.

Allison Becker

March 22, 2013

Kitty, LeAnne, Gary, Eric, Stephanie, John, Rachel, Brian, and Olivia,
Bob has left an amazing Christian legacy! He will be greatly missed. All of you are in my thoughts and prayers.

March 22, 2013

Kitty, I am so sorry about Bob, I hope you find comfort in knowing he is in a better place. I will keep you and your family in my prayers. Love Fran Hatcher

Bonnie Wood

March 22, 2013

I know God held out his hand and said, "you did well, it's time to come home". Love to Kitty, his wonderful wife.