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David Roy Beemer, age 57, of Gowen, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, December 27, 2017 at his home.  The son of Garold Dale & Roselie M. "Rose" (Badge) Beemer, he was born on January 29, 1960 in Greenville.  

 

While still in high school Dave began working nights at the former Electrolux Home Products and earned his GED later in life.  He worked as a repairman until the plant closed, then worked at Uni-Solar, and then as a commercial truck driver.

 

On September 9, 2006, he married the former Karen Thompson, and in his free time Dave enjoyed cutting wood, gardening, raising chickens, and puttering around the farm.  He was preceded in death by his parents;  a brother, George Cox;  and a brother-in-law, Pat Cooper.

 

Surviving are his wife, Karen Beemer of Gowen; his daughter, Mandy & Marco Bilello of Nashville;  a granddaughter, Sophia Bilello;  four step-children, Ryan Lewis, Alisha & Josh Denton, Tyler Lewis, all of Greenville, and Darren Lewis of Gowen;  five step-grandchildren, Zander Lewis, Nathan Nash, Elisa Getts, Donovan Denton, and Corbin Denton; four brothers, Robert & Terri Cox of Wiedman, Arthur & Maggie Cox, Dennis & Peggy Cox, all of Gowen, and Gordon Cox of Cedar Springs;  a sister,  Marjean Cooper of Greenville;  and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

 

Relatives and friends are invited to celebrate David's life beginning at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 28, 2018 at the Spencer Township Hall, 14960 Meddler Avenue
Gowen,.  Honoring David's wishes, cremation has taken place and instead of flowers, donations in David's memory to your favorite charity would be appreciated. 

 

To send a message of sympathy to the family, sign David's online guest book, or to share a favorite memory, please visit: www.ChristiansenCares.com  Arrangements were entrusted to Christiansen Cremation & Funeral Care, Greenville.

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  1. Megan on December 30, 2017 at 12:00 am


  2. Tom & Gloria Rich on December 30, 2017 at 12:00 am

    Mandy, Marco & family, so sorry for your loss. Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.



  3. Angela Simmons on December 30, 2017 at 12:00 am


  4. Angela R Simmons on December 30, 2017 at 12:00 am

    I will miss you so much uncle Dave!! R.I.P.
    Thank you for all the great memories . I love you with all my heart. I wish that I could of told you that before you left.=ƒÆö



  5. Bill and Carol Reed on December 31, 2017 at 12:00 am

    so sorry to hear Dave was a special person and a good friend always enjoyed being around him.Prayers to you and the family



  6. Teye Moore on December 31, 2017 at 12:00 am

    Hi Karen, not sure if you remember me, but we worked together in Final Assembly, Dept 245 at Electrolux 11/03/1997. I met David thru Shirley Brooks, and him and I hit it off and became good friends. I can remember how much fun that department was. We were family there. I can remember how we celebrated everything and how much it broke my heart when Electrolux closed it’s doors. David was such a good friend to me and I will always remember him. I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family will be in my prayers.



  7. Alyssa and Josh Quick on January 1, 2018 at 12:00 am

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. So sorry for you loss. May god give you comfort and peace.



  8. Brian Morris on January 11, 2018 at 12:00 am


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