TAYLORSVILLE, KY - Donald A. Bealmear, 80, passed away Saturday, the 7th day of June, 2014, at Jewish Hospital Shelbyville in Shelbyville, Ky.
He was born on the 20th day of October, 1933, in Louisville to the late Francis Marion and Mary Ellen Powell Bealmear. He was joined in Holy Matrimony to Shirley Ann Wright on the 28th day of January, 1956. He graduated from Eastern High School in 1952. A naval veteran of the Korean War, he proudly served on the USS Estes. He then worked for the L&N Railroad and Wayne Supply Company. He graduated from Bellarmine College in 1962. He was employed as a Trust Officer at Irwin Union Bank in Columbus, Ind., from 1963-1978. In 1995, he retired after 17 years from First National Bank of Springfield, Ill. He has lived in Taylorsville, Ky., since 1998, and was employed by the People's Bank in Taylorsville as a courier until 2010.
Donald was devoted to and active in the Roman Catholic Church. A member of the All Saints Catholic Church in Taylorsville, he was a eucharistic minister, and a charter member of the All Saints Knights of Columbus, Third Degree. He was a friend to everyone he met and had a great commitment to Jesus Christ.
He was a Cub Master for Pack 555 in Columbus, Ind., and was president of the Bartholomew County Easter Seal Society for a number of years.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his infant son, Stephen.
He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Shirley; his children: Michael Bealmear (wife, Kathleen) of Columbus, Ind., Lynn Dix (husband, Nicholas) of Beavercreek, Ohio, the Rev. Jeffery Bealmear (wife, Lisa) of Metropolis, Ill., and Joyce Jones (husband, Keith) of Crestwood; nine grandchildren: Theodore Bealmear, Scott, Sean and Mitchell Essex, Jennifer Snyder (husband, Michael), and Kyle Bealmear, Lauren, Megan and Sydney Jones; and his two brothers, Richard Bealmear (wife, Judith), and James Bealmear (wife, Nancy), all of Louisville, Ky.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m., Thursday, the 12th day of June, 2014, at the All Saints Catholic Church in Taylorsville, with the Rev. Dale Cieslik celebrating. Interment will be at the Kentucky Veterans Cemetery Central in Radcliff. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. on Wednesday, 11th day of June 2014, at the Hall-Taylor Funeral Home of Taylorsville.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the Knights of Columbus Charitable Fund, PO Box 531, Taylorsville, KY 40071; to the ALS Association, www.alsa.org; or to Paralyzed Veterans of America, www.pva.org.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.halltaylorfuneralhomes.com.