John William Beacham

Published 9:15 pm Monday, September 17, 2018

Funeral services for John William Beacham, of Brookhaven, are today, Sept. 18, 2018, at 11 a.m. at Brookhaven Funeral Home (894 Natchez Drive) with burial at Union Hall Baptist Church Cemetery. Bro. Billy Joe Deer will officiate the services.

Visitation was held Monday, Sept. 17, 2018, from 5 until 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Mr. Beacham, 85, died Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018, at home with his loving family by his side. He was born June 7, 1933, to Dan Beacham and Mary Callender Beacham. He enjoyed riding his lawnmower, golfing and his grandkids. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend. He loved being a Wahabi Shriner and performing with the Oriental Band. He joined the United States Army in 1953 and served as a paratrooper with the 101st Airborne Division.

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He joined the St. Regis Paper Mill during startup in January 1968 and retired 30 years later to come home to his loving wife.

Preceding him in death were his parents; and son-in-law, Lamar Shoemaker.

Survivors are his wife of 37 years, Linda Waldon Beacham; son, John Michael Beacham; daughters, Deanna Shoemaker, Dianna Beacham, Stacey Butler Lovette and Dana Smith and husband, Jeff; grandchildren, John Alexander Beacham, Caitlin Danielle Beacham, Corey Hickman and wife, Ashley, Keith Hickman and wife, Emilee, Madison Lovette, Kayleigh Lovette, Ryan Smith and Carly Young and husband Ryan; great- grandchildren, Brayton, Swayze, Preston and Peyton Hickman; sister, Nita Nettles; and a host of family and friends.

In lieu of flowers, memorials in Mr. Beacham’s name may be made to Union Hall Building Fund or the Brookhaven Animal Rescue League.

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