Robert Gene McBeth

January 11, 1935 - December 9, 2020
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Robert Gene McBeth, age 85, of Cridersville, was sang home to glory at 3:09 p.m., Wednesday, December 9, 2020 at St. Rita’s Medical Center. He was born January 11, 1935 in Lima, Ohio to the late C.R. and Winona Mason McBeth. On April 21, 1957 he married Hope Ann Hahn, who survives.

Gene graduated in 1953 from Lima Central High School and was drafted into the U.S. Army, 3rd Division. After his service in the Army, he became an officer with the Lima Police Department and retired as an ID officer. He then went to work at General Dynamics and where he retired. He was a very dedicated Christian and a member of the Central Christian Church. He was involved in the church and also served as a Deacon. His hobbies included photography and anything cars, especially NASCAR and going to car shows.

Also surviving is a daughter – Melodie (Wayne) Metzger of NC; 4 grandchildren – Micah (Joy) Metzger; Pastor Matthew (Samantha) Metzger; Tiffany (Josh) Brine; and Jason (Lindsay) Metzger; 9 great grandchildren – Cameron Metzger; Cassidy Metzger; Callen Metzger; Sebastian Metzger; Keenan Metzger; Scarlet Metzger; Jeremiah Brine; Everli Metzger; and Luci Metzger; as well as a niece and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a son – Robert Gene McBeth, Jr. and a sister – Gerry Loughlin.

Funeral services will begin at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, December 12, 2020 at Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Cridersville. Rev. Matthew Metzger will officiate. Burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery, Lima. Military rites will be observed by V.F.W. Post 1275 of Lima.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to services at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Lima Rescue Mission.

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Date: Saturday, December 12, 2020

Time: 9:30 am

Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Inc.


311 West Main Street, Cridersville, OH, 45806

Service Information

Date: Saturday, December 12, 2020

Time: 10:30 am

Cemetery Information

Date: Saturday, December 12, 2020

Memorial Park Cemetery


Lima, Ohio 45806

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Born: January 11, 1935
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Greg Garlock posted on 12/12/20

My sincere condolences to the family of Gene McBeth. I had the privilege of working with him at the Lima Police Department and found him to be a steady,calm and professional law enforcement officer in all my interactions with him. Please know that he and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.


Dave Peters Pete's Ice Cream posted on 12/12/20

My deepest condolences to Hope and the rest of the family. Gene was a good and gentle man and I always enjoyed getting to talk to him and the rest of the family he will be sorely missed.


Barbara Latham Blackburn posted on 12/12/20

I worked with Bobby Gene at the Lima Police Dept. He always had a smile and willingness to help. I would always ask for him if I needed anything from ID. He was a good man.


Cindy Downey posted on 12/10/20

Always Loved seeing your Smile and Loved the way you were always so Full of The Holy Spirit you are Loved and will be missed