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.
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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.
Online condolences: www.carpentersfuneralhome.net
Published in Shelby Star on Dec. 27, 2013
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