Jerry J. Beeman, age 87 of Chatsworth, passed away Wednesday, December 25th 2019 in Hamilton Medical Center.
Jerry Joe Beeman, son of Marion George (Jack) and Dorothy Lucille Anderson Beeman, was born at Mercy Hospital in Elwood, Indiana. He is survived by his sister, Dianne (Beeman)Hines, Gaston, In., niece Sharon Hines, Gaston, In, nephew Jon Hines (wife Valerie), Yorktown, In; grand-nephew Brett Ellison; grand-nieces Heather, Rachel, Tessa Hines; Brother-in-law Robert J. Hines passed in 2018, niece Shirley Hines passed in 2009. Other survivors are Bob Anderson, cherished neighbor, Chatsworth, Ga and dear family/friends Randy and Brenda Creel and their children Brian, Kim, Kelly, Kristi and grandchildren, Chatsworth, Ga.
Jerry had ushered and was a faithful member of Chatsworth First United Methodists Church. He loved serving others as a “grandpa” to the young daughter of the owners of an Asian Restaurant, playing Santa, reading to children or as a helper filling bags with groceries for the hungry.
Jerry’s mother was a high school business teacher and the family moved frequently during the Depression to where she could find work. Jerry attended his first three years of school in Rockfield, IN. and his next year in Spencerville, In. He graduated from Gaston High School in Gaston, IN with the class of 1950. He then attended Ball State College (now Ball State University) in Muncie, IN where he was in a service fraternity, manager with the baseball team and a member of ROTC…After graduation he entered the United States Air Force as a Lieutenant stationed out of a Strategic Air Command in Texas.
During his civilian life he worked in the office of a meat packing company, taught school, was supervisor/manager for Mitchell Maintenance. He retired from Food Center in Chatsworth. Jerry was also “Man of the Year” in Murray County.
Funeral services to celebrate the life of Jerry Beeman will be 2:00 pm Sunday, December 29th 2019 from Chatsworth First United Methodist Church with Rev. Graham Arp officiating. Burial will be in Center Valley Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 1:00 pm until 2:00 pm Sunday, December 29th 2019 at Chatsworth First United Methodist Church.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Saturday Sacks Chatsworth United First Methodist Church 111 W. Cherokee St. Chatsworth, Ga 30705.
Jones Funeral Home of Chatsworth is in charge of funeral arrangements.
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