Frank Beaman Sr.

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CWO4 (ret) Frank Lanier Beaman Sr., 82, of Mineral Wells, Texas joined our Lord and Savior the morning of October 13, 2018 after spending his final days surrounded by friends and family.

Frank was born on July 8th, 1936 in Norfolk, VA to William and Elizabeth Beaman. At the young age of 17 he joined the United States Army in 1953. Shortly after that, he married the love of his life, Susan Irene Berry on May 10th, 1956. During his distinguished military career that spanned nearly 30 years, Chief Beaman served at the end of the Korean War, 2 service tours to Vietnam and another peace time tour in Korea. He was the recipient of numerous military commendations, medals, awards, and was the recipient of a Bronze Star. After retirement from the Army in 1982, Frank went to work for Ford Aerospace as an engineer overseeing the construction of the “Sergeant York” anti-helicopter gun system and moved to Anniston, Alabama. From there Frank worked for DynCorp in Barstow, California until retiring in 1989 and returning to Mineral Wells. 

Frank is survived by his wife of 62 years, Susan as well as their two sons, Frank Lanier Beaman Jr, and his wife Terri of Graham, Texas and Michael C Beaman, and his wife Rhonda of Odessa, Texas: seven grandchildren — Amanda, Kristin, Frank III (Lane), Natalie, Keeghan, Jakob, and Khaiden; four great-grandchildren — Brooke, Bryson, Remington, and Maverick; as well as extended family, and many friends.

Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, October 17, at Baum-Carlock-Bumgardner Funeral Home, 302 W Hubbard St, Mineral Wells, Texas. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the National Vietnam War Museum, P O Box 1779, Weatherford TX 76086. 

A celebration of life will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, October 19, 2018 at Indian Creek Baptist Church, 104 Indian Creek Rd, Mineral Wells, Texas with Pastor Jake Grogan officiating. Burial will follow at Woodland Park Cemetery. 

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