John Beam


John Clinton Beam, 70, of Seymour passed away at 2:16 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 4, 2015, at his residence.

Born January 23, 1945, in Vernon, Mr. Beam was the son of Roy E. and Christina Esther Biehle Beam. He married Barbara Pearson on June 20, 1981, at the Coffee Creek Baptist Church in Paris Crossing; she survives.

Mr. Beam served in the U.S. Air Force and worked the assembly line for Cummins Engine Company in Columbus for 34 years; he was an EMT volunteer for Rescue 20 from 1973 – 1975. Mr. Beam was a 37 year member of ABATE in North Vernon and 27 year Elder and member of Crothersville Church of God. His enjoyments were farming, driving his tractors, collecting small scale N and HO trains, riding motorcycle’s, gardening, camping and fishing. He loved going to church and spending time with his family.

Surviving with his wife, Barbara Beam of Seymour are sons, Bradley Joseph (Maike) Beam of Noblesville, Steven James ( Melanie) Beam of Columbia, South Carolina, Shannon Douglas (Christina) Beam of Greenburg, Chad Daniel Beam and Kevin Martin (Brittany) Beam both of Seymour; daughter, Lisa Kay Beam of Columbia, South Carolina; brothers, Roy Ellsworth (Mim) Beam of Riverside, California, Chester Nelson (Linda) Beam of Vernon and Dale Lucian (Karen) Beam of Camden; sisters, Anna Beam and Clara Louise (Charles) Clark both of Vernon, Wilma Graper of North Vernon, Barbara Grace (Gene) Trowbridge of Dupont and Christina Ester (Don) Jacobson of Wisconsin; four grandsons, six granddaughters; and three great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Jeffrey Clinton Beam; and brother, Anthony Bentley Beam.

A Funeral Service will be conducted at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2015, at the Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home and Cremation Services in North Vernon. Family and Friends may call at the Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home and Cremation Services from 4:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 7, 2015, and one hour prior to the service on Tuesday. Burial will be in the Vernon Cemetery with member of Matt Hester Post #2021 V.F.W. providing military graveside rites.

Memorials may be made through the funeral home to Feed the Children.

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