Charles B. Beeson

Published 11:17 am Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Funeral Services for Charles B. Beeson will be at 2 p.m. in the Riverwood Chapel with burial at Pleasant Grove Methodist Church Cemetery.

Visitation will be on Friday, March 27 at Riverwood Family Funeral from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m.

Beeson died in the Life Care Center of Orange Park, Florida on March 20, 2015 at the age of 84.

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He was born in Brookhaven on Aug. 19, 1930 to Loy and Mary Hemphill Beeson.

Charles was retired from the U.S. Navy at NAS Cecil Field after 22 years of faithful service. He was a gunners’ mate who worked specifically with special weapons and served proudly during the Korean War. He took great pride in his assignment on the USS Lake Champlain which was on special assignment to recover a Gemini splashdown.  After Navy retirement, he worked as a civil servant at NAS JAX for several years. Charles was an avid fisherman and devoted family man. He was a lifelong member of Pleasant Grove United Methodist.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Brunell Beeson; three sisters, Geneva Waldrop, Vera Guitreau, Althea Proctor; and two brothers, Walter Beeson and Hayward Beeson.

He is survived by one brother, J. L. Beeson of Monticello, Mississippi; his ex-wife, Bonnie Lambert Beeson of Orange Park, Florida, and three children: Cathy Beeson Bridge (Kim), of Brookhaven, Vicki Beeson Kelly (John) of Fleming Island, Florida and Charles Randall “Randy” Beeson (Annette) of Middleburg, Florida.

He leaves behind six grandchildren:  Joe Kelly, Kristy Kelly Perry, Tyler Bridge, Jeff Kelly, Nicholas Bridge and Stephanie Beeson; 15 great-grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter.

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