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Phedus Bruce Beers, 85, of Elizabethtown, died Wednesday, July 16, 2014, at Hardin Memorial Hospital in Elizabethtown.
He was a native of Palmerton, Pennsylvania, and retired after 20 years of service in the United States Army. He spent 12 years in Europe with Army Company C 17th Battalion and was a drill sergeant. He was also a member of the American Legion Post No. 113.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Sarah Metcalf Beers; a stepson, Marty Hicks; his parents, Asa and Emma Beers; and by his 14 siblings.
He is survived by his stepdaughters, Connie (Harold) Bird and Nina (Junior) Casteel, all of Elizabethtown; a sister, Pearl Bierman of Palmerton; six stepgrandchildren, Scott Dean, Kim Compton, Chris Casteel, Stevie Casteel, Bruce Casteel and Andy Casteel; and 18 great-grandchildren.
The funeral is noon Saturday at Brown Funeral Home in Elizabethtown with Brother Steve Hill officiating. Burial follows in Elizabethtown Memorial Gardens.
Visitation is from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday and continues after 9 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the Veterans Administration.
Brown Funeral Home
306 College Street
Elizabethtown, KY 42701
Published in The News-Enterprise on July 18, 2014