James Forest Beeman, 78, of Ocala, Fla., went to be with his Lord and Savior on Tuesday, March 12, 2013 at Marion Country Hospice in Ocala with his loving wife Roberta Butcher Beeman and daughter Debra Beeman and Michelle Matheson at his side.
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Jim was born May 14, 1934, in Towanda. He was the son of the late Forest Sims Beeman and Louise Hoag Beeman. Jim was a graduate of Towanda High School, Penn State University and received his doctorate in Agricultural Engineering from North Carolina State University.
Mr. Beeman had been a member of the Wysox Presbyterian Church and later an Elder of the Towanda Presbyterian Church before he and Roberta moved to Florida.
Jim was employed for a period of time by General Electric in Florida, South Carolina and Rhode Island, as well as several local businesses in the Towanda area including the Dupont facility. After settling in the Ocala area, Jim was employed as the Safety Director for C.C.S and recently Safety Director at Intec of Ocala until he retired.
Jim's hobby was collecting and restoring clocks. He and Roberta developed many new friendships with the people they met through several clock clubs. He was a 20 year member of NAWCC, former president of the local chapter and Secretary of Chapter 156.
Jim is also survived by one brother, Francis L. Beeman of Wysox; son in law attorney Ted Matheson of Vero Beach, Fla.; and several sisters in law, brothers in law, nieces, nephews, cousins and canine "granddaughter", Lola Boxer.
A memorial service and gathering of friends and family will be scheduled at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, those wishing to make a donation may do so to the Marion County Hospice at P.O. Box 4860, Ocala, FL 34478 in memory of James F. Beeman.
Published in Daily Review from Mar. 15 to Mar. 16, 2013