Robert Carl "Bob" Beikert Sr.
Williamson Memorial Funeral Home and Cremation Services
3009 Columbia Avenue
Franklin, TN
Robert Carl "Bob" Beikert, Sr.

Franklin, TN

Robert Carl "Bob" Beikert, Sr., age 84, peacefully went home to Heaven on January 26, 2015 surrounded by his wife and children.

He was born March 26, 1930 in Butler, PA to the late Andrew and Margaret (Callen) Beikert, who instilled in him the virtues of hard work, integrity, and frugality.

After graduating Butler H.S. 1948, The King's College 1954, and Baptist Bible Seminary 1958, he moved his young family to the Philippines in 1963, serving as Business Manager/Field Treasurer for mission organization A.B.W.E. After 15 years of faithful service, he returned to the U.S. and was employed by Cedarville University (OH) as Purchasing/Personnel Director, and later as Bookstore Manager before retiring in 1995 and moving to Franklin, TN to be near his three daughters and their families. During his final days, he was loved immensely and cared for tenderly by his family.

Bob had an amazing knack to repair literally anything - furniture, clocks, typewriters, pottery, shoes, electrical, plumbing, and cars. No job was impossible! He enjoyed retirement as a self-employed handyman where his attention to detail kept him busy painting and wallpapering. Bob touched many lives and will be fondly remembered for his servant's heart, wry sense of humor, love of gardening, fishing, and camping, and his friendly handshake as a greeter on Sunday mornings.

He is survived by his devoted wife of 62 years, Grace (Hansen); loving children, Barbara (Steve) Wyer, Beth (Phil) Stoner, Bonnie (Jeff) Vickman, and Bob Jr. (Sue); 13 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; sisters, Jean Hunt, Marilou Washburn, Margaret "Margie" Mann, Naomi Seaver, Elisabeth "Betty" Pierson, and their spouses and families.

His infant sister, Carol Joy, preceded him in death.

Private graveside service Friday, January 30th at Christ Church Memorial Gardens, with sons-in-law and grandsons serving as Pallbearers. Friends are invited to a Memorial service at Judson Baptist Church, Nashville, on Saturday, January 31, 2015 at 1 p.m. Visitation prior to service 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to The Friends of Israel Ministry (

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Published by Tennessean on Jan. 28, 2015.
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you will always be a light for all to remember
Diana Tillman
February 5, 2015
The Beikers was our neighbors in Cedarville for many years. To the Family I send my sincere sympathy but knowing you I am sure you are comforted with the fact that he is with God and smiling down on all of you. May God give you strength to always remember how many lives he touched and the many friends that he made. I will always have a found memory of your family. May you have peace and much love always
Diana Tillman
Diana Tillman
February 5, 2015
Really sorry about your loss. I always enjoyed my times with Bob. He was a pleasure to be around. Thank our Savior for his salvation and his promised reunion. Our condolences to the Beikert family.
Keith & Barb Stigers
February 3, 2015
We offer our deepest sympathies to you. Bob was a good neighbor and will be deeply missed.
Joe & Eleanor Huff
February 1, 2015
We were neighbors with Bob and Grace in Cedarville. I remember Bob coming home from lunch or immediately after work and mowing the front yard in his suit/sport jacket. To this day when my husband mows the front yard as soon as he gets home before changing from his suit I call him "Bob Beikert". Such great neighbors, such a good man. We are sorry for your loss.
Karen Sue Barcelo
January 31, 2015
Knowing Bob Beikert has been a great privilege. His humble, gracious spirit, along with his faithful ministry of excellent service to His Lord leaves a powerful legacy that will not be forgotten. Our prayers are with Grace and all their family.
Michael & Jo Beth Loftis
January 28, 2015
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