William Glenn “Bill” Beams, Sr.

William Glenn “Bill” Beams, Sr., 89, of Greencastle, passed away on Tuesday, August 18, 2015.

He was born on September 14, 1925 in Putnam County to Russell and Mary Beams.

Bill was a graduate of Bainbridge High School, and honorably served his country in the US Army.

He had been employed by Coca-Cola as a truck driver, and retired from Schwerman Trucking.

Bill was a life – long member of the VFW, and was a member of Moose Lodge #1592.

He was preceded in death by his parents; six siblings, Lovica Varvel, Florence Murphy, Rosie Hall, Lavern Parrish, Chester Beams, and Russel Beams; two stepsons, Bill Burnham and Joe K. Blacketer; a grandson, Thomas G. Beams; and a great-granddaughter, Meagan Games.

Surviving are his wife of 20 years, Dorothy; two children, Bud Beams and wife Vicky, and Diana L. Hood; a brother, Richard Beams and wife Mary Ellen, Georgia Craig and Patty Turner and husband Ron; four step-children, Darla, Shirley, Sharon and Debbie; four grandchildren, Leslie Bumgardner and husband Carlos, Glen Campbell and wife Stephanie, Monica Kendall and husband Jesse, and Cindy Parker and husband Chuck; 12 grandchildren, 1 great-grandchild; and several step- grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, August 24, 2015 at 1 P.M. at Bittles & Hurt Funeral Home with Chaplain Ron Turner officiating. Interment with Military Honors will follow at Forest Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Monday, August 24, 2015 from 11 A.M. until 12:45 P.M. at the funeral home. Loyal Order of the Moose, Lodge 1592 will have a Moose Walk Thru at 12:45 P.M.