William Brenton Beall Jr. was born on July 14, 1945 in Fredericksburg, Va. He passed away July 16, 2009, after an extended illness in Modesto, Calif.
His father was, William B. Beall Sr., his mother was Romaine June (Farver) Beall.
He graduated from, White Pigeon High School, White Pigeon, Mich., in June 1963. Then enlisted in USMC July 1963. He served two tours in South Vietnam, achieving the rank of Sgt.
Bill attended Tri-State University, Angola, Ind. He then started working in the power industry in 1969, traveling across the USA building power lines, he then worked for Pacific Gas and Electric, in California until his death.
Bill Jr., married Bonnie Braum, April 19, 1986, in California.
Bill Jr. was current Worshipful Master of Patterson Lodge #488 Free & Accepted Masons, Patterson, Calif., and he was a member of Scottish Rite.
Bill Jr., loved life and gave to others his entire life, in many ways. He worked hard, putting his all into Scouting, until his health would not allow it. He helped his wife Bonnie when they worked as foster parents for “drug babies.” Bill Jr. deeply loved his step-granddaughters, teaching them the finer things of life, like burritos in the morning. He enjoyed and loved helping his grandfather, Hobart, on the farm north of Middlebury, Ind. He enjoyed football and wrestling in high school, then later SCUBA diving and flying his own airplane.
He is survived by his wife Bonnie; parents Bill and Romaine Beall Sr.; brother Mike (Judy) Beall Sr.; sister Suzy (Joe) Robison; step daughter Moriah (Kurt) Brethouwer; two step grandsons, Joshua and Elijah; two step granddaughters, Alyssa and Kaylah; three nephews; one niece;, three great-nieces; and three great-nephews.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Marvin Allen and Aline Mae (Miller) Beall and William Hobart and Bernice (McKibbin) Farver; and great-grandparents, Allen Marvin and Eva (Coutz) Beall, Albert and Daisy (Meyers) Miller, Dr. M. A. and Elizabeth (Hostetler) Farver, D.W. and Ida Jane (Haines) McKibbin; and two step-sons Brian and John.
His body has been cremated, with the ashes returned to his family. A memorial service will be held in Middlebury, Ind., at Grace Lawn Cemeteryat 3 p.m. Sunday with Rev Richard D.
Dunning officiating. Military Honors will be given by American Legion Post 210, Middlebury.
Grace Lawn Cemetery is located on County Road 16, east of Middlebury, enter the last road on the east side of the cemetery for the grave site.
Miller-Stewart Funeral Home, Middlebury, Ind., handled the arrangements.
Please send memorials to White Pigeon High School Athletic Fund, White Pigeon, MI, or the organization of your choice.