JERRY BELT
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JERRY BELT Jerry M. Belt, 77, of Las Vegas, passed away and moved on to greener fairways Oct. 10, 2012. He was born in Coon County Township, Iowa Nov. 26, 1934. A beloved husband, father, retired professional golfer and true "gentleman's gentleman," he was preceded in death by his parents, Wilbur and Ruth; and brother, Dwayne (Glenys). He is survived by his wife, of 53 years, Diane; daughter, Lauri Babb (Scott); son, Jerry (Katie); daughter, Tami; grandchildren, Cameron and Aidan; brothers, Jim (Barbara) and David (Mable); sisters, Peggy Hoskin (Clarence) and Donna; and numerous nieces and nephews. Throughout his life, he was known as a family man and a patient, witty, loving individual. He was unanimously elected into the inaugural class of the Nevada Golf Hall of Fame and touched the lives and golf games of thousands of his students. His prowess on the golf course will also be remembered. The legacy of his life stretches far and wide. All who knew him will miss him dearly and remember him fondly as he walks the green fairways of Heaven, "driving for show and putting for dough." We love you, we miss you, and we will always remember you. Memorial services will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to First Tee.




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Published in Las Vegas Review-Journal from Oct. 15 to Oct. 17, 2012.
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October 9, 2020
Will always remember Jerry. He gave me my first golf lesson at Muni 1966. Still use what he told me to this day.
James Van Cleve
Student
December 28, 2012
To The Belt Family,
I recently was informed of Jerry's Death
and was deeply saddened. I worked at Muni in the early 1970's in the pro shop cleaning clubs,sweeping and running golf carts. I have fond memories of that job and the opportunity it gave me to play the game of golf. Most of all I remember the time and effort that Jerry gave me
to help develope my game. He always made time for me when I had a problem with my game.Jerry is "without question" a true gentleman and a true professional.
Thank you Jerry- You will be missed
Dave Murley
November 27, 2012
I just learned of Mr. Belt's passing and my thoughts are with his family. In the late 80s, I took golf lessons from Jerry. He gave me an exceptional golf swing that has lasted me through these many years and given me great joy in the game. I am currently living in New Mexico & one of my best golfing buddies was also a student of Jerry's when she was a young girl living in Vegas in the 60s. We often say, "that was one for Jerry" when we hit a good ball. Thank you Jerry and may your new journey be full of "birdies".
Tami Martinson
October 22, 2012
I knew Mr. Belt, he was a great father, human being and always a gentleman. He will be missed!

Terrence Johnson
Terrence Johnson
October 18, 2012
Diane and Family: Jery was a very fine golfer, teacher and person! We pray that you all know that the world is a better place because of Jerry!!
Dick and Gloria Huff
October 18, 2012
I will always miss those breakfasts at lou's diner with you and diane,time is so short. I am so sorry,
Jim & Trudi ( in spirit) Shoughro
October 18, 2012
Mr. Belt was a wonderful golf teacher. He taught me many many years ago and was always so patient, even when I wasn't. You will be missed. Prayers to his family.
Patty Barron
October 18, 2012
Jerry was a great husband, father, and teacher!!! I learned tons about golf from Jerry!!! He was the gentleman that we all aspire to be!!!
John Nelson
October 18, 2012
So sorry for your loss and that of the golf community in LV. I took lessons from Jerry in the mid 70's and greatly appreciated all his help. He was a great teacher of the game.
Jeanne Scarff
October 17, 2012
Jerry was a great man. Admired by everyone. I'm sorry to hear about his passing. He always had a nice thing to say and a twinkle in his eye. My sincere condolences to Diane, Lauri, Jerry Jr. and Tami.
Rian Isom
October 17, 2012
So glad we had that last visit just afew weeks ago. So sorry to lose Jerry
Patsy Graham Covin
October 16, 2012
Sorry to hear about Jerry. God bless you
Saralee (Sanger) Shearin
October 16, 2012
So sorry to hear of Jerry' pasting. If not for him I would not have taken up the game. I still think back of all those summer days at Muni. And his lessons. What a sweet swing he had. We will all miss him .
James Van Cleve
October 16, 2012
Diane, Lauri, Tami and Jerry - I have no words to express the sense of loss that I feel today. Jerry Sr. was one of the finest people I have ever had the fortune to meet. Not only did he teach me to play golf, but also what it meant to be a teacher, a father and a gentlemen. We will all miss him very much but are better for having him in our lives for the short time we did. May God bless you and keep you in this difficult time. With all our love and sympathy, The von Hakes
Carl von Hake
October 16, 2012
No one has done more to grow the game of golf in this town than Jerry Belt. What a fine representative he was to all of us he touched. No more lessons Jerry time to go play..
Betsy McWillie
October 16, 2012
Diane, I knew Jerry for many years and worked in the pro shop while in high school and college, I was a close friend of Bruce Difloure. I saw Jerry teaching at muni quite a few years ago and I am glad for that converasation. He will be missed and I always looked to him as a mentor during my 20 year career as a golf professional.Later I saw Jerry several times while visiting my family Las Vegas. I will miss him.
Rick Holland
October 16, 2012
May you find comfort by reflecting on all of the wonderful memories you have. Love and prayers to the entire family! Cathleen and Gary Mascitelli
October 16, 2012
My deep condolences.
Jerry helped me keep my interest in golf for all these many years after I met him at the L.V. Muni.
I am truly sorry for your loss.
Jerry Kopels
October 16, 2012
Thanks for the golf lessons in 65..never made the tour...RIP
Bobby Fechser
October 16, 2012
DIANE, WE ARE SO SORRY TO HEAR OF JERRY'S PASSING. HE WAS A GREAT GUY & GAVE JIM & I LESSONS MANY YEARS AGO. WE SHALL REMEMBER HIM FONDLY.OUR SYMPATHY TO ALL THE FAMILY.
JACKIE & JIM, MANUEL
October 15, 2012
Jerry was my golf instructor as a junior golfer in the 1970s. He was a kind, friendly and incredible teacher of the game. As the years went by I would always get a warm hello from Jerry as we crossed paths. Thank you Jerry for your knowledge and guidance and for setting a wonderful example of what is to be a humble gentleman.
Jack Budde
October 15, 2012
Tami, I am sorry to hear of your loss, don't know much that is harder than a girl losing her father.....Peace to you and your family.

love,
Valerie
Valerie Martinet
October 15, 2012
Tami, we are thinking of you and your family.

Vicki and Tom Manthei
October 15, 2012
Tami...you have a special angel watching over you now. I'm so sorry for your loss.
Stephanie Heiner
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