Charles Richard Beever

November 24, 1941 ‒ April 04, 2021

Mount Vernon, Ohio

Charles Richard Beever 79, of Mount Vernon passed away on Sunday, April 4, 2021 at Knox Community Hospital surrounded by his loved ones. He was born on November 24, 1941 in Mount Vernon to the late Charles C. and Geneva M. (Butler) Beever.

Charles was a 1959 graduate of Homer High School. After graduation, he enlisted in the United States Marine Corp where he proudly served his country for 6 years. He also took pride working as a Tool and Die Maker for Ariel Corporation in Mount Vernon, Ohio retiring in 2002 after nearly 3o years. Charles was quite the entrepreneur and always stayed busy. He also owned Ohio Sanitation and Disposal Company. Charles and his wife Dolores owned and operated Colonial Antiques for 45 years. After his retirement, he managed BRB Excavating with his son, Benjamin Beever.

Charles took great pride in his military service and was most honored to serve his country as a Marine. Semper Fi! He treasured his restored 32 Ford American Graffiti yellow hot rod and enjoyed going to car shows and cruising around town, maybe doing a burnout or two… But above all, Charles enjoyed spending time with his family and friends laughing and telling stories. No one told a story that could generate greater laughter than Charles!

Charles is survived by his beloved wife Dolores (Hysong) Beever. His children, sons Benjamin (Abby) Beever and Ronald DuMont of Mount Vernon, daughters Charlene (Joe) Clipse of Okatie, SC, Nanette DuMont of Mount Vernon, Georganna Throm, Elmhurst, IL, and Kelly Kittler. A sister, Sherry (Thurman) Treadway of Utica and numerous grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Charles was preceded in death by a brother, Larry A. Beever.

It was Charles’ wish that his estate be used for others rather than himself, therefore no funeral services will be held.  The family welcomes friends to a military graveside service, provided by the Knox County Joint Veteran’s Council, that will take place at Homer Cemetery on Saturday, April 10, 2021 beginning at 11AM.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to the Gary Sinise Foundation

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  • So sorry for your loss. Praying for strength & comfort for you and the kids. Guy & I are much better people having known Dick. He was a wonderful man.

  • Charlene
    So sorry to hear about your Dad, you and your family are in my prayers and thoughts.
    Bob and Donna Rhodes

  • Deloris and Family-Lots of prayers out to you and the family. Richard will be missed greatly at auctions. You never knew what he was going to say!! Again prayers to you and the family.

    John and Pamela Sperry

  • We are so sorry to hear about dick. He was a comedian and always had us laughing at his antics! Going to miss him at the car shows.

  • Sending prayers of comfort to all of the family. While I only met Dick once when he came to my grandparents farm to appraise some antiques for me, he was very friendly and funny to talk with. My heart is happy to read about his antics … he must have truly inherited the “Beever humor”.

  • I’m so sorry to hear of Dick’s passing. Tim and I, as well as our boys, will forever remember all the funny phone calls he made to our house, the impromptu jokes that made us all laugh and the smiles he put on our faces with his off the cuff remarks. We are so grateful to have known him. We will miss him.

  • I am so sorry to hear about your Dad. Just know that I am praying for you , your Mother and all of your family during this difficult time of loss.

  • I am so sorry of Dick’s passing, he and my late husband, Neil along with Delores, were good friends all being in the Antique business. Prayers go out to Delores and family.
    Jean Stockwell

  • Delores, Ben and family I am sorry for your loss. He was so hilarious and wonderfully inappropriate. I always looked forward to his latest observations on life. Our local auction and social entertainment just tanked big time. I will miss him a lot.

  • God Bless and a Heartfelt Thank YOU Dick for your service in The Corps. The EGA, You wore is –“NEVER GIVEN”- ONLY EARNED, Then YOU are TITLED A —United States Marine. HONOR COURAGE COMMITMENT-“THE FEW, THE PROUD, THE MARINES”. RIP And Semper Fi.

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