Donald Broadus Beam, 68, passed away Tuesday evening, January 26, at Bon Secours Hospital, Greenville, SC after a short illness and complications due to Covid19. Donnie and his wife Libby Stewart Beam lived in Fountain Inn, SC. Together they shared over 30 years of marriage.
Donnie, born in Shelby, NC, was the oldest son of the late Broadus Oates Beam and Irene Norman Beam of Blacksburg, SC. Donnie and his younger brother, Randy Beam, grew up in the Antioch Community of Blacksburg. Donnie was a lifelong member of Antioch Baptist Church in Blacksburg, and he leaves behind many fond memories of his life there in Antioch.
Family left to cherish his memory are his wife, Libby, his faithful brother, Randy Beam (Jill), Nephew: Kellan Beam (Brianna) of Seabrook, SC; Nieces: Mollie Beam Dixon (Michael) and Alice Anne Beam, all of Blacksburg, SC; as well as a great niece and 2 great nephews, Madison, Mason, and Miles Dixon. Donnie also shared a close family connection with his cousins: Sammy (Julia Nichols) of Kings Mountain, NC, Lynn McCraw Rowland (Tim) of Grover, NC, and Eddie McCraw of Greenwood, SC. He will also be missed by amazing friends and neighbors at Carolina Springs Golf Club in Fountain Inn.
Donnie spent 22 years of his career at Minette Mills in Grover, NC, and the remainder of his career in South Carolina. He made so many lifelong friendships wherever he was placed in this world. After retiring from his work industry, Donnie answered a most special calling to drive a school bus for children with special needs in the Greenville County School System. This was one of his greatest passions. He experienced a grand sense of joy in this newfound workplace.
Anyone who knew Donnie can tell you that he was an avid Carolina Gamecock Fan. He was a lifetime fan through the good and the bad! Donnie was also an avid golfer until the end. Donnie’s life was a blessing. His memory will be treasured. He was loved beyond words, and he will be missed beyond measure.
Family and friends of Donnie can be visited at their perspective homes. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Humane Society of Greenville County- 305 Airport Rd. Greenville, SC 29607 or to a charity of choice.
A graveside service for Donnie will be conducted at Antioch Baptist Church, 839 Antioch Road, Blacksburg, SC at 2:00 in the afternoon on Friday, January 29. Wear your Gamecock Gear or your Black and Red (Donnie’s Favorite Colors).
*The family asks attendees please wear a mask and engage in social distancing as much as possible.
The Gore Family of White Columns Funeral Service is serving the Beam Family.
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