The Norman Transcript


September 11, 2013

Robert Lee Beller

NORMAN — Robert Lee Beller, age 73, of Goldsby, passed away peacefully at home Monday, Sept. 9, 2013, surrounded by his family.

Robert was born July 17, 1940, in Blanchard. He was the eighth child of 10 children born to Luther Theodore Beller and Clementine Elizabeth (Madden). Robert grew up as a farm boy living in the Goldsby and Washington, Okla., communities. As a young man, he learned how to work hard by working with his father and brothers in the cotton and broomcorn fields.

He continued that same hard work ethic throughout his life and even unto his death.

Robert married the love of his life, Dorothy Hyde, on Dec. 23, 1960. Together, they raised three sons while working and living in the Goldsby and Washington area. In his earlier years, he worked for Kunkels Heating and Air before going to work for his brother, Calvin, at C&S Heating and Air in Goldsby.

After working 20 years in the heating and air conditioning business, he started his own company in 1981, B&H Construction. Today, the business operates out of Goldsby as B&H Construction specializing in pipeline with more than 150 employees.

Robert believed in working hard and when not at work, he wanted to spend quality time with his family. He was an active supporter in both communities of Washington and Goldsby, and he was a faithful member of the Goldsby Baptist Church. Throughout the years while his children and grandchildren were in school, he became their No. 1 Washington Warrior fan. His grandchildren were his pride and joy. When he had some free time of his own, Robert enjoyed horses, fishing, collecting old cars, watching OU football and watching Thunder basketball.

He will be remembered as a wonderful husband and a loving father and grandfather. He was a special brother and a terrific uncle to his many nieces and nephews. He will be greatly missed.

Text Only | Photo Reprints
  • James K. West

    James K. West, 70, of Tulsa, passed away Sunday, July 20, 2014. Jim was born Aug, 17, 1943, in Sentinel. He was a former resident and businessman in Norman....

    July 23, 2014

  • Dr. Tibor József Herczeg

    “The ancient order opens to readmit me. I lean out on the windy stars.” — János Pilinszky. Apocrypha Dr. Tibor József Herczeg, 87, emeritus professor of physics and astronomy at the University of Oklahoma, died Monday, July 7, 2014....

    July 22, 2014

  • Elbert Don Idlett

    Elbert Don Idlett died Sunday, July 20, 2014, in Noble at the age of 60 years, 4 months and 14 days....

    July 22, 2014

  • Johnny Allen Cossey

    Johnny Allen Cossey, 55, of Noble, passed away Monday, July 14, 2014, after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. A memorial service to honor Johnny’s life will be 1 p.m. Saturday, July 26, at the Noble Assembly of God Church, 100 W. ...

    July 20, 2014

  • Steven Matthew Sparks

    Steven Matthew ‘Matt’ Sparks, 34, beloved son, brother, nephew, cousin and friend, passed away Sunday, July 13, 2014. Matt was born Feb. 7, 1980, in Elk City. After living abroad in several countries during his childhood due to his ...

    July 20, 2014

  • Donald Leon Conn

    Donald Leon Conn was born March 12, 1937, in Lexington to Harvey and Wilma (May) Conn. He passed away peacefully Tuesday, July 15, 2014, at his home in Noble....

    July 18, 2014

  • Thomas Joseph ‘T.J.’ Cotrone

    Thomas Joseph “T.J.” Cotrone, 36, of Norman, passed away Tuesday, July 15, 2014. He was born Nov. 21, 1977, in Queens, N.Y., to Thomas Joseph Cotrone Sr. and Deborah Lynn Carlisle....

    July 18, 2014

  • Pamela ‘Pam’ Ruth Deen

    Funeral services for Pamela “Pam” Ruth Deen will be 11 a.m. Friday at the Midway Hill Baptist Church, with Pastor Willard McCartney Jr. officiating....

    July 17, 2014

  • T.J. Cotrone

    T.J. Cotrone, 36, of Norman, passed away Tuesday, July 15, 2014. He was born Nov. 21, 1977, in Queens, N.Y., to Thomas Joseph Cotrone Sr. and Deborah Lynn Carlisle....

    July 17, 2014

  • Karen Kealy Peak

    Karen Kealy Peak, 63, of Fort Clark Springs, Texas, formerly of Norman and Tampa, Fla., was born Nov. 23, 1950, in Dallas and died Monday, July 7, 2014....

    July 17, 2014