Howard R. Beerbower Jr., 71, of Springfield, died at 6:48 p.m., Friday, March 21, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center. He was born Sept. 5, 1942, in Ardmore, Okla., to Howard Sr. and Betty Patton Beerbower. He married Lisa Goltz on Aug. 10, 1973, and she survives.
He is also survived by one daughter, Carrie (Keith) Jackson of Demopolis, Ala.; two sons, Matthew (Genelle) Beerbower of Denver, Colo., and Joseph (Bobbie) Beerbower of Auburn; nine grandchildren, Tanner, Haley, August, Larson, Campbell, Jocelyn, Anna Weber, Avery and Audre; one brother, David Beerbower of Assumption, and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Howard was a resident of Central Illinois for over 20 years and was a masonry contractor.
He was a collector of vintage toys and enjoyed sharing them with his grandchildren, who he loved being around.
Memorial gathering: 1-3 p.m. Tuesday at Staab Funeral Home.
Memorial service: 3 p.m. Tuesday at Staab Funeral Home with Pastor David Beerbower officiating.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the
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Published in Jacksonville Journal-Courier on Mar. 23, 2014