Richard Beam

CHERRYVILLE - Richard Gilbert Beam, 87, of Requa Road, died Dec. 26, 2013, at Peak Resources, Cherryville. He was born Aug. 11, 1926, in Gaston County, a son of the late William Blaine and Georgie Beam Beam. Richard was a WWII Veteran of the U.S. Army and was retired from Carolina Freight after 30 years of service.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, Zoe Ann Clark Beam; brothers, John David Beam and Quinn Baxter Beam; and a sister, Sue Beam Ledford.
Survivors include a son Scott Beam (Vicki) of Shelby; a grandson, Mason Beam of Shelby; and a great-grandson, Patrick; numerous nieces and nephews; sisters, Judy Bingham (Jack) Catherine Goins, Martha Ann Cornwell (Richard), and Marlene Browne (Sherman), all of Cherryville; and Margaret Smith of Waco.
Visitation: The family will receive friends from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday at the home, 809 Requa Road, Cherryville.
Graveside service: 11 a.m. Saturday at City Memorial Cemetery
Officiated by: The Rev. Eric Pfeifer
Burial: Will follow in the cemetery
Funeral home: Carpenter's Funeral & Cremation Services is serving the family.
Memorials: May be made to First Presbyterian Church, 107 W. Academy Street, Cherryville, NC 28021.
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Carpenter-Porter Funeral & Cremation Services
1100 E Main St Cherryville, NC 28021

Published in Shelby Star on Dec. 27, 2013