Oct. 1, 1934 — March 2, 2008
BELLEVUE — William John Beamer, 73, of Bellevue died March 2 at the Sarasota Hospice House in Sarasota, Fla.
He was born Oct. 1, 1934 in Flat Rock to the late Leolyn John and Edith Mae (Henney) Beamer.
He graduated from Bellevue High School in 1952. Following graduation, he worked for the Norfolk and Southern Railroad, retiring in October 1994 after 43 years.
He was a member of the Seybert United Methodist Church, Bellevue; the Brotherhood of Railroad Carmen; and the Championship slow pitch softball team, sponsored by Mira’s. He was an avid track supporter, and enjoyed fishing and shuffle boarding.
He is survived by his wife, Sandra (Kern) Beamer, whom he married Oct. 5, 1952; children and their spouses, Gregory A. (Karen) Beamer in St. Augustine, Fla., Shawn M. (Cathy) Beamer in Bellevue, Jannine K. (Mark) Rowland of Bellevue and Casey W. (Traci) Beamer of Norwalk; and 15 grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at Auxter Funeral Home, 1105 Castalia St., Bellevue. The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Seybert United Methodist Church in Bellevue with the Rev. Bruce Kent officiating.
Memorial gifts may be sent to Seybert United Methodist Church or the Bellevue Athletic Track Association.
Online condolences may be made at www.auxterfuneralhomes.com.