June 18, 2013

JR Beeler, born Sept. 13, 1928, passed away June 15, 2013.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Adron and Mattie Beeler; brothers, Thomas, Bill and Don Beeler; sister, Hazel Lester and grandson, Jacob Beeler.

He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Grace Coffey Beeler; daughter and son-in-law, Tammie and Perry Bailey; sons and daughters-in-law, Wayne and Freda Beeler, Dwight and Janet Beeler and and Randy and Marta Beeler; sister, Barbara McGinnis and sister-in-law, Lillian Beeler; 12 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.

The family is so very appreciative for everyone who has visited, sent cards and brought food. Much appreciation to SunCrest Home Health/ Hospice Team and to Roger Hall and Daily caretaker, Michelle Graves.

JR professed faith in Christ in his early 20’s. He continued to work with both B & C Paving and B & F Hotmix until his illness prevented him to do so. The family will receive friends from 6-9PM Monday, June 17, 2013 at Coffey Funeral Home in New Tazewell. Funeral service will be at 2:00PM Tuesday, June 18, 2013 at the Coffey Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Randy Beeler and Rev. Travis “Mooter” Proffitt officiating. Singer: David Painter. Burial to follow in the Washburn Cemetery. Pallbearers will be the grandsons. Honorary pallbearers: Doby Bailey, Great Grandsons, Bernstein Hurst, Doug Beeler, Gary Jackson, Greg Beeler, Dr. Carroll Rose, Clayton Helms, Roger Ball, Don Rose and Hollis Cole. Coffey Funeral Home in charge. www.coffeyfh.com.