Thomas Robert Belser, 91, of Lee’s Summit, MO passed away peacefully at home after several years of illness on March 10, 2018. Visitation will be Wednesday, March 14, at Our Lady of Presentation Catholic Church, from 9-10am. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 10am. Burial will be in Lee’s Summit Historical Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Lee’s Summit charity of your choice.
T. Robert (Bob) Belser was born July 4, 1926 in Lee’s Summit, MO. He was a graduate of the Lee’s Summit High School class of 1944. He served in the U.S. Navy during WWII and after discharge, attended Rockhurst College with a degree in accounting. He worked at the Bank of Lee’s Summit for most of his career, with the last 24 years as a Senior Vice President. He served as a Boy Scout Leader, was an original member of the R-7 citizens advisory committee, was on the Lee’s Summit Hall of Fame Committee, and was a recipient of a Hall of Fame award in 2009. He also volunteered over 1,900 hours at the Lee’s Summit Medical Center.
He loved spending time with his family and going to the gym at Legacy Park when he retired.
He was preceded in death by his parents; several brothers and sisters; and his wife, Sadie. Survivors include 4 children and spouses; 4 beautiful granddaughters; 1 sister, Martha; 1 sister in-law, Paula; and numerous nieces, nephews, and extended family.