ELLENBORO - Mr. E. J. Beaver Jr., 73, died Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2012, at Willow Ridge in Rutherfordton.
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Mr. Beaver was born Aug. 5, 1938, in Cleveland County to the late Ernest Jesse Beaver and Nina Mae Davis Beaver.
He was a member of Big Springs Baptist Church in Hollis and served in the U. S. Army. He was stationed in Germany as a military policeman. He retired from Fiber Industries after 35 years of service as a maintenance engineer. Mr. Beaver loved gardening, traveling and watching basketball and racing.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a great grandchild, Melinda Shope and 2 great-great grandchildren, Darian Felton and Hannah Alexander.
He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Barbara S. Beaver,; a son, Kevin F. Beaver and wife Tammi of Ellenboro; a daughter, Angela Morgan of South Carolina; two step-daughters, Cindy Felton of Belmont and Donna Shope of Mt. Holly; two step-sons, Ricky Barnes and wife Lisa of High Point and Ronnie Davis of Gilky; two sisters, Betty Dodson and husband Hansel of Ellenboro and Lib Jackson and husband Earl of Polkville. He is also survived by six grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.
Visitation: The family will receive friends Thursday from 6– 8 p.m. at Cleveland Funeral Services and Crematory.
Funeral Service: Friday at 3 p.m. at Bethel Baptist Church in Ellenboro
Officiated By: Rev. David Jendrey
Funeral Home: Cleveland Funeral Services and Crematory
Memorials: Bethel Baptist Church Family Life Center, Ellenboro, NC
Online Condolences: www.clevelandfuneralservice.com
Cleveland Funeral Services
2518 W Dixon Blvd
Shelby, NC 28152
Published in Shelby Star on Feb. 29, 2012