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Darrell Milton BEERE


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Darrell Milton BEERE Obituary
BEERE Darrell Milton Beere was born in Louisville, KY on October 24, 1936. He passed away on January 21st, 2014 in Jacksonville, FL, which had been his home for the last 52 years. He attended Purdue University and graduated from the University of Kentucky. He served as a Captain in the U.S. Army. He joined The Travelers Insurance Company in Jacksonville in 1962. In 1967 he started the Beere-Thompson Insurance Agency Inc. Darrell was an avid golfer having played on his college golf team. He was a member of many Country Clubs as golf was his passion. He served on the Board of Governors at Baymeadows Country Club for many years and was the Chairman of the Board of Governors in 1977. Darrell was very active in the Independent Insurance Agents of Greater Jacksonville having served on the Board of Directors for many years and served as the President in 1979-1980. He was also voted Agent of the Year in 1980. When he was President he found out that young golfers in the State of Florida had to go to another state to qualify for the Insurance Youth Classic Golf Tournament. Darrell brought the tournament back to Florida and served as the State Chairman for 3 years. Darrell was also very active in the Jacksonville Quarterback Club and served as President in 1987. While the Jacksonville Quarterback Club recognized the outstanding high school football players each year, Darrell decided it was time to recognize the scholastic athletes from the Jacksonville area as well. Also in 1987, as President of The North Jacksonville Rotary Club he created a ceremony to recognize the scholastic football athletes; this event continues to this day. Darrell is survived by his loving wife, Jean of 50 years, his sister, Donna Lee Lytle, as well as his two children, Karen Beere and Greg Beere, his daughter-in-law, Jodi and their daughter, Hope. The Memorial Service will be Tuesday February 4th at 11 a.m. at St. Johns Presbyterian Church located at 4275 Herschel St. in Jacksonville. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to go to The Florida or The First Tee of North Florida. Please Sign the Guestbook @ Jacksonville.com
Published in the Florida Times-Union on Feb. 1, 2014
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