July 18, 1962-
October 4, 2013
Columbus, GA- Sergeant First Class Retired Daniel Beecham, Sr. of Columbus passed Friday, October 4, 2013 at St. Francis Hospital. He was 51 years of age and resided at 6015 Caribou Drive.
The son of Mrs. Elease Leach Beecham of Montgomery, AL and late Elie Beecham, Sr., Sgt. Beecham was born in Tacoma, WA on July 18, 1962. He was a member of the Cusseta Road Church of Christ where he served diligently as a Deacon, Bible School Teacher, Choral Director, Worship Leader, Boy Scout Leader and Director of Education Scholars. He obtained his Bachelor's Degree from Parks University and his Master's Degree from Troy State University.
He was a U. S. Army Veteran of Desert Storm, retiring with over 20 years of dedicated service, and was currently employed with Civil Services, Ft. Benning, GA where he received a 10 years Civil Service Pin. He also worked as a Licensed Professional Counselor at New Horizon, Inc. and was as a member of the Professional Counselor's Assoc. of GA.
Survivors other than his mother, include: his wife of 32 years, Mrs. Sarah Willis Beecham; a son, Daniel Beecham, Jr.; three daughters, Nelldra D. Allen (Brian), Teresa L. Beecham and Sarai B. Beecham; seven grandchildren, Tayjon, Kaliya, Amaiya, Tyrese, Brian III, Trenton and Darnell; four brothers, Levearn Beecham, James Richard Beecham, Elie Beecham, Jr. and Joseph Beecham; three sisters, Mavis Smith, his twin, Charleen Kendrick (Coy) and Vealeary Beecham; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
The Homegoing Celebration for Sgt. Beecham will be Friday, October 11, 2013 at the Cusseta Road Church of Christ with Dr. Elliott Glasgow, pastor officiating. The interment will follow in Ft. Mitchell National Cemetery with Full Military Honors. Visitation is Thursday, 1 till 6:00 pm at the funeral home. The cortege will depart from the residence at 10:30 the day of the service. Arrangements entrusted to the staff of Progressive Funeral Home, Inc. "A Touch of Dignity for Those Who Care."
Published in Columbus Ledger-Enquirer on Oct. 9, 2013
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4235 St Mary'S Rd Columbus, GA 31907