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1942 Robert 2012

Robert Belville

November 29, 1942 — October 12, 2012

Robert L. Belville, 69, of Dunlap, formerly of Morton, passed away at 11:04 p.m. on Friday, October 12, 2012, after a six year battle with pulmonary fibrosis. He was at home, surrounded by his beloved family, at the time of his death.
Memorial services will be at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, October 17, 2012, at his church, Northwoods Community Church in Peoria, with the Pastors Tim Reist and Sammy Waller officiating. Visitation will be from 1 to 3 p.m. on Wednesday, prior to services at church.
Robert was born in Columbus, OH on November 29, 1942, a son of Gale E. Belville, Sr. and Carolyn B. (Miller) Belville. They preceded him in death, along with brother, Gale E. Belville, Jr., and step-brother, Ray Blackmore. He married Judy Sue Randolph in Peoria on December 5, 1969. She survives.
He is also survived by his daughters, Jill Troyer of Normal and Brandi (Stephen) Benjamin of Dunlap; sons, Scott Belville of Myrtle Beach, SC, Michael (Trisha) Belville of Bushnell and Ronald (Jeannie) Belville of Las Vegas; brother, Ronald (JoAnn) Belville of Nashville, TN; half-brother, Charles (Melissa) Steel of Columbus; fifteen grandchildren; and seven great grandchildren.
Robert retired on March 1, 2002 as an accountant for Caterpillar’s Mossville facility, after over thirty-five years of service. He also formerly served as the Mayor of Goodfield and a graduate of Bradley University.
He was a proud U.S. Navy Veteran of the Cuban Missile Crisis, serving aboard the destroyer escort USS Calcaterra.
Robert enjoyed playing golf; watching football, especially the Ohio State Buckeyes; traveling; and spending time at his church and with his family.
He was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather. He was a faithful follower of Jesus Christ and will be remembered as a hardworking, meticulous and quick-witted gentleman.
Memorial contributions may be made in Robert’s Memory to Northwoods Community Church or to the St. Jude Midwest Affiliate.

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