Joseph Bearden (1912 - 2014)

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In Loving Memory Of

Joseph L. Bearden

31 May 2014

Joseph L. Bearden passed away at his Cape Coral FL. home on 31 May 2014 at the age of 101.

Mr. Bearden was born on 9 November 1912 in Taylorville, Illinois, the son of the late Anna Hafliger Bearden and Joseph Henry Bearden.

Mr. Bearden graduated from the University of Illinois at the age of twenty with dual degrees in chemistry and chemical engineering. Following graduation he relocated to Akron, Ohio were he spent thirty seven years employed by the B.F. Goodrich Company. He spent eighteen months in Marion, Ohio as plant manager and retired in 1971 as a company executive.

Mr. Bearden is survived by his son James M. Bearden, MD, MPH of Cape Coral. His wife, F. Lucile Bearden of 57 years and his daughter Sandra Sue Bearden McBeath proceeded him in death. He leaves grandsons Michael Bearden of Cape Coral and Scott McBeath of Pennsylvania, granddaughters Tracey Bearden of Cape Coral and Laredo, TX, Kimberly Bearden Dusick of West Allis, Wisconsin and Kathleen McBeath Groger of Columbus, Ohio, his eight great grandchildren and one great great granddaughter.

Mr. Bearden was an active member of his church in Silver Lake, Ohio until he relocated to Cape Coral in 1992. He was also a member of Rotary International. In retirement, Mr. Bearden enjoyed fishing from his dock and golfing with his younger brother, LaMoyne Bearden, who also proceeded him in death. Although not a scratch golfer, he did accomplish three holes in one. He loved sports and remained a loyal St. Louis Cardinal fan his entire life.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to a in his name. His remains will be interred in Twinsburg, Ohio at a later date.



Published in The News-Press on Aug. 5, 2014
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