CASA GRANDE — Robert James "Bob" Beets, 71, of Casa Grande died on Nov. 6, 2019.
Mr. Beets was a son of Robert J. Beets Sr. and Joy Frances Flowers. He was a retired chaplain and senior pastor who served Victory Fellowship, Desert Cathedral and Desert Joy Church. He had a master's degree in family counseling and completed biblical degrees at College of the Nazarene.
In his earlier years, he was on the staff of Iverna Tompkins Ministries in Phoenix, was a secretary for John Wayne, a sheriff's office diver and a lifeguard. He played football and graduated from Casa Grande Union High School.
Survivors include his wife, Joan; a son, Cody Beets; three daughters, Charity Russell, Christina Sayer and Christine Payne; two sisters, Sheila Gardner and Diane Penrod; nine grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, Jeremiah Robert Beets.
Celebration of life at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 16, at Living Waters Community Church.
Angels in Waiting Cremation & Burial in charge of arrangements.