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Willie James Beacham

May 10, 1936 ~ January 20, 2018 (age 81)

Willie J. Beacham
May 10, 1936 – January 20, 2018

Willie James Beacham, 81, of Plymouth, died, Saturday, January 20, 2018 at Vidant Medical Center, Greenville.

Born in Martin County, May 10, 1936, he was the son of the late John Fenner and Essie Bullock Beacham. He was married to the former Claudia Elaine Walker who survives.

He was a long time member of the First Baptist Church of Plymouth where he served as a deacon, trustee, Sunday School teacher and director of the Baptist Men.

For over thirty years he worked in retail sales and management with Belk Clothing Co., he also owned and operated The Country Gentlemen in Plymouth. He loved to fish, spend time with his grandchildren, a wide variety of service ministries in the church as well as having a heart for Mission Trips and working with disaster relief.

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at the First Baptist Church of Plymouth, Rev. Jimmy Hagwood will officiate.

The family will gather with friends in the fellowship hall immediately following the service.

In addition to his wife. He is survived by two daughters, Kim B. Blevins of Kill Devil Hill and Shelley B. Brown and husband, Jimmy of Plymouth; two grandchildren, Joshua Brown and Jordan Brown; a brother, Johnnie Beacham and wife Bessie of Williamston; two sisters, Barbara Rogers of Williamston and Jackie “Lovie” Cauley of Windsor.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Leslie Beacham and two sisters Connie Rogerson and Essie Ruth Shockley.

The family suggest that memorial contributions be directed to Samaritan Purse, P.O. Box 3000, Boone, NC 28607 or to the North Carolina Baptist Men Relief, P.O. Box 1107, Cary, NC 27512.

Arrangements are by Bryan Funeral Service at Hampton Academy, Plymouth.

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