Minuard "Red" Beadles, 93, passed away Friday, November 7, 2014 at the home of his daughter, Connie DeHaven of Mt. Vernon, Indiana.
He was born in Pike County on March 14, 1921.
He was a veteran of the Army Air Force during WW II
and was one of twelve G. I.'s stationed at the Thule Army Air Force base in
Greenland. He retired in 1984 after being involved in farming, the Enos Coal Mine, International Harvester and Whirlpool
Corporation where he worked for 34 years. He was also involved in carpentry and
was known as an excellent cabinet maker. He was a member of the Spurgeon United
Methodist Church and the Petersburg V.F.W. Post 3587. People knew him for his
love of fishing, hunting and being a huge fan of St. Louis Cardinals baseball.
"Red" is survived by his five children, Sandra (Jim) Robinson of Owensville, Connie (Jim) DeHaven of Mt. Vernon, Janet (Wayne) Ferguson of Elberfeld, Ron (Lisa) Beadles of Spurgeon and Terry (Peg) Beadles of Stendal; 16 grandchildren; 26 great grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Bernice (Bruce) Harkness; a sister, Beatrice Roy and his wife, Dymple P. (Brown) Beadles on March 1, 2011, they were married January 28, 1943.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. CST on Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at the Corn-Colvin Funeral Home in Oakland City, with Pastor Honna T. Schloss officiating. Burial will follow in the Augusta Cemetery in Pike County. Military honors will be provided by the Petersburg V.F.W.
Visitation will be from 2 until 8 p.m. CST on Tuesday and again from 8 until 10 a.m. CST on Wednesday at the Corn-Colvin Funeral Home.