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Charles William Beebe Jr.May 18, 1949 ~ September 12, 2017 (age 68)
Charles William Beebe Jr., known to loved ones as Bill, passed away on September 12, 2017 at 11:40 PM at his home in Afton, surrounded by family.
Bill was born May 18, 1949 to Charles William Beebe Sr. and Flora Beebe (Moore). He graduated from Inland Lakes High School in 1967. He enlisted in the U.S. Army and served for two years in the capacity of Staff Sgt., and was stationed in Germany during the Vietnam War.
His first job out of the Army was at Fochtman’s Auto Parts in Petoskey. He later worked for the Local 47 Heat and Frost Insulators & Asbestos workers from 1974-2006, starting with asbestos abatement and working up to being a union representative and organizer.
Bill was a skilled outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting, bow-hunting, fishing, snowmobiling, and riding motorcycles. In his youth, he had a passion for muscle cars and owned a 1968 Dodge Charger, 1971 Dodge Challenger, 1973 Mercury Cougar, and his famous 1970 302 Boss Mustang. His mustang was unrivaled in speed as there were many who challenged him and fell short of his skills behind the wheel.
Bill was a devoted Michigan sports fan. He loved going to baseball games, and was a fan of the Detroit Tigers. He was also an avid reader and loved to keep busy with small projects and home improvements. On August 12, 1997 Bill’s only son, Charles William Beebe III was born. Bill discovered his greatest passion and joy in life: being a father.
Bill is survived by his son Charles William Beebe III, siblings: Alice Custard (Donn), Debbie Athey, Bob Beebe, Michael Beebe (Elsie), David Beebe Sr. (Londa); and thirteen nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his father Charles William Beebe Sr., his mother Flora Vienna, and grandmother Sarah Jane Beebe.
A funeral service and celebration of life will be held on Sunday, September 17th at (12 PM visitation) with services at 2:00 PM at Lintz Funeral Home, 6038 Prospect Rd. Indian River 49749.
Friends and family are welcome to share memorials and offer condolences online at www.stonefuneralhomeinc.com
The family was served by the Lintz Funeral Home.