David Harlan Beam, age 64 years, of West Union, Ohio passed away Monday, December 10, 2012, at the home of his son, Christopher, in the community of Sligo, Ohio. David was born January 23, 1948 in Maysville, Kentucky, the son of the late Harlan and Mary (Campbell) Beam.
David was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Linda, in 2009, and many aunts and uncles.
David was co-owner of the Ellis-Beam Funeral Home, and former manager of the Beam Funeral Home of West Union.
He was a former Eagle Scout and Scout Master of West Union Boy Scout Troop 60; the first volunteer patient for Hospice of Dayton; member of the Ohio Funeral Directors Association; member of the American Legion Young-Moore Post 100 in West Union; former Cub Master of West Union Cub Scout Pack 260; and numerous other organizations.
David is survived by two sons, Christopher Beam and his partner Lee Long of Sligo, Ohio and Joshua Beam of Adams County; three granddaughters: Alyssa and Katelyn Beam of Blanchester and Erica Beam of West Union; two sisters: Judy and her husband, Bill Ross, of Crystal Rivers, Florida, and Jeannie and her husband, Gary Swearingen, of Jacksonville, Florida ; former daughter- in-law, Jamie, and her husband, Ronnie Medley, of Blanchester; along with several close friends, aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.
A gathering of friends and family will be held on Saturday, December 15, 2012 from 12 until 2 p.m. with a Celebration of Life service to be held at 2:00 p.m. at Lafferty Funeral Home in West Union with Mr. Randy Reed speaking. David will be laid to rest next to his beloved wife at the Moore’s Chapel Cemetery in Blue Creek.
Memorial donations can be made in David’s name to Hospice of Dayton, 324 Wilmington Ave., Dayton, OH 45420.