John H. Beaver, 72, Gallipolis “Mercerville Community”, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, June 23, 2012, at his residence.
He was born on June 5, 1940, in Gallia County to the late Stanford Houck Beaver and Dorothy Greene Beaver Clagg. John was married to Carolyn Sanders Beaver on August 5, 1961, and she survives. He was a barber and a graduate of the Huntington Barber School, and worked for Crown City Mining and The Sand Hill Coal Company. John was a member of the Elizabeth Chapel Church where he had served as a deacon, Sunday School Teacher and various other capacities. He loved outdoor activities.
Surviving is his wife of fifty years, Carolyn Beaver of Gallipolis, also surviving are four sons, Tim (Lori) Beaver of Gallipolis, Mark (Darlene) Beaver of Patriot, Danny (Becky) Beaver of Hurricane, W.Va., and Jason (Jenny) Beaver of Gallipolis; grandchildren, Hannah (Michael) Jenks, Nathan (Ashley) Beaver, Jonathan, Joseph and Bethany Beaver, Delaney and Maggie Beaver, Katelyn, Justin, Austin and Madison Beaver; great-grandchildren, Evelyn, Haylie and Nathaniel, Mackenzie, Tanner and Devon and another one expected soon; his siblings, Paul (Beverly) Beaver of Hilliard, Janet (David) Hively of Gallipolis, David (Sherry) Beaver of Jackson, Ohio, Tom (Shirley) Beaver of Gallipolis, and Stephen (Carol) Beaver of Gallipolis; several nieces and nephews survive. John was preceded in death by his parents Houck and Dorothy Beaver; and a special aunt Frances “Aunt Sis” Rose.
Funeral services will be 1 p.m., Tuesday, June 26, 2012, at Willis Funeral Home with his son Mark Beaver officiating, burial will follow in Ridgelawn Cemetery. Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. on Monday, June 25, 2012. Pallbearers will be Nathan, Jonathan, Joseph, Justin, T.C. and Matthew Beaver. Honorary pallbearers will be Paul, David, Tom, Stephen and Austin Beaver.
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