WOOSTER — Gerald “Gary” Beeman, 70, of Wooster, went home to be with the Lord, Saturday, June 30, 2012, at his residence, where he was surrounded by his loving family.
Memorial services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at Wooster Church of The Nazarene, with Pastor Nathan Ward and the Rev. Stephen Moran officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to services (10 to 11 a.m.) at the church and following the services.
Memorial contributions may be made in lieu of flowers to Hospice and Palliative Care of Greater Wayne County, 2525 Back Orrville Road, Wooster, OH 44691. Words of comfort may be shared with the family at http://www.custerglenn.com
Gary was born April 25, 1942, in Mount Vernon, to Virgil and Dorothy (Dial) Beeman and had been a Wooster resident since 1970. In 1976, he married Patricia Parker in Wooster. He served in the U.S. Army from June 20, 1960, to June 19, 1966. Gary worked in the auto industry and auto sales for years prior to opening Gary Beeman’s Auto Mart in 1980. In 1992, he then sold his car lot and opened Beeman’s Stump Removal business. He attended Wooster Church of The Nazarene; belonged to the Shreve Sportsman Club and the Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of Ohio, and was a 32nd Degree Mason.
In addition to his loving wife, he is survived by two sons, Scott (Lori) Beeman of Wooster and Jeff (Kerry) Boss of Columbus; two daughters, Denise (Roy) Kahl of Sterling, Susan (Ray) Richardson of Apple Creek; 11 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren with another great-grandchild expected in February 2013; two brothers, Fred (Mary) Beeman of Kearney, Mo., and Tom (Leigh) Beeman of Columbus; a sister, Pamela McLeish of Newark; a special family member, Shelley “Ethel” Dixon of Wooster; and many nieces and nephews as well as his four devoted puppies.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by two grandchildren, Jacob Beeman and Jane Boss.
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