Springfield Bowling Alley Owner Keith Schultz Dies, He Was 82

Springfield Bowling Alley Owner Keith Schultz Dies, He Was 82
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Springfield Bowling Alley Owner Keith L. Schultz, Jr Dies, He Was 82

SPRINGFIELD TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn News) – Another piece of Robertson County history has left the building. On March 1st Springfield Skating Rink Owner LaJune Dever passed away, she was 79. Now Keith L. Schultz, Jr, the owner of the Springfield Bowling Alley has died.

Keith died at Centennial Medical Center in Nashville after a short illness on March 18, at the age of 82. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, March 24th at 2:00 p.m. in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home. Full obituary.

Keith was born June 14, 1939, in Logan, Ohio. According to his obituary, Keith was a Christian first, then a statesman and scholar. He graduated from Logan High School and attended The Ohio State University. A man that loved and served the Lord by reading his Bible, praying and sharing his word of Scripture with his Sunday School Class, and as a Lay Speaker.

In his retirement, Keith purchased Spin A Pin Lanes Bowling Center from Mac and Evelyn Felts. He was the second owner and sold it when he retired to Marathon Oil Company, which is now Speedway. While owning the Bowling Center, he donated his time and lanes free for any child in the school system that wanted to learn how to bowl.

He loved Springfield and wanted to see it grow. He became an alderman for his ward and later became Vice Mayor for the City. In addition to serving the City of Springfield, Keith wanted to serve his country by being part of the City, County, and State elections by being an Officer at a voting precinct. He was looking forward to serving with the upcoming elections.

Back in 2014, Smokey Barn News interviewed Keith after he sold the Bowling Alley property which is now a Speedway. We have added the full interview for you below. For the original FULL  report click here.

For Keith’s full Obituary on Smokey Barn News–> CLICK HERE

LaJune Dever…

Just a few weeks earlier, Springfield Skating rink owner LaJune Dever also passed away. She was 79.

LaJune’s passing triggered an outpouring of messages of fond memories and love on social media. It’s clear that LaJune touched many lives while running the Springfield skating rink. To read the messages or share your own memories, CLICK HERE.

If you ever roller skated at the Springfield Skating Rink before they closed you will have to remember LaJune Dever. Unfortunately, we lost her on March 1st. She was 79 years old. LaJune opened the Springfield rink with her husband many years ago. Though she lost her husband early on, she ran the rink with the aid of a few close friends until she sold the rink some years ago. LaJune’s full obituary is available in Smokey’s obituary section –>HERE.