Rock Hill, SC – Mr. Robert “Bob” Livingston Belk, 85, passed away Monday, March 5, 2018.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, March 8, 2018 at 2:00 pm at Greene Funeral Home Northwest Chapel, 2133 Ebenezer Road, Rock Hill, SC 29732 with the Honorable Gary Simrill officiating. The family will receive friends at the home on Wednesday, March 7 from 6-8 pm and following the service at the funeral home.
Bob was a native of Rock Hill, SC and the son of the late Otis Heyward and Gertrude Dozier Belk. He served as a Staff Sargent in the United States Air Force. Upon his discharge, he worked at Hoechst-Celanese Corporation and attended night school where he studied drafting and how to draw house plans. He began working at Flint Construction and worked his way up to Vice President. He later joined Carl Latham at Latham-White where he sold real estate and built his own houses. In 1974, Bob started Belk Realty and Construction.
During his career, Bob served as President of the York County Home Builders Association, SC Home Builders Association, Board of Realtors, and York County Chamber of Commerce. He was past Realtor of the Year and past member and chairman of the Rock Hill Economic Development Board. In 1977, he was inducted into the SC Builders Hall of Fame.
Bob is survived by his wife of 61years, Phyllis Gulledge Belk; his son, Robert L. “Robby” Belk, Jr. (Melissa); his grandchildren, Ashland Lawton, Preston Belk, Cameron Belk, Kristyn Belk, and Bobby Belk, and great-grandchildren, Kris, Jaxon, and Sawyer; his sisters, Sibby Richardson (Larry), Libby Broadnax, and Diane Simrill all of Rock Hill; and his brother, Donald Belk (Marty) of Charleston. He was preceded in death by his son, Thomas Christopher “Kris” Belk and his sister, Gloria Grant.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Association, 1901 Brunswick Avenue, Suite 100, Charlotte, NC 28207 or the Wayne T. Patrick Hospice House, PO Box 993, Rock Hill, SC 29731.
Condolences may be made to the Belk family at www.greenefuneralhome.net.