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Beecher H. Perry
Beecher H. Perry, age 75, died Tuesday, January 2, 2018 at Wellmont Hospice House, Bristol, Tenn.
Beecher never knew a stranger. He was born in Coeburn, Va., but made Smyth County his home in the late 60's when he became a Game Warden. Beecher loved the outdoors – he loved to hunt, fish and pick morel mushrooms when in season. He loved his family dearly, and that must have been the reason for his contagious smile and charitable heart. People mattered to Beecher. He loved his Lord, and was a regular at Gethsemane Baptist Church. More than anything, Beecher cherished his grandchildren. In his last days, he would often mention what a good family he had. He was loved much and will be missed terribly by so many.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Beecher N. and Ethel McGlothlin Perry; son, Nathan Craig Perry; sisters, Thelma Perry, Judy Stansberry, and Lorraine Blankenbecler; brothers, Bill Perry, Bob Perry and Jack Perry.
Beecher is survived by his daughters, Stephanie Rosenwinge and husband, Kevin of Bristol, Tenn., and Shai Perry and husband, Jon Surber of Damascus, Va.; son, Stephen Perry of Adwolfe, Va.; mother of his children, Chris Perry Poe of Coeburn, Va.; sister, Brenda Goodnough and husband, Bradley of Culpeper, Va.; brothers, David Perry and wife, Carol and Greg Perry and wife, Carol, all of Coeburn, Va.; seven grandchildren, Logan McClure, Kelly Perry-Hayes, Colton Branson, Ansley Taylor, Jessica Smith, Stephen Rosenwinge and Jake Surber; four great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
The family would like to thank Richardson's Ambulance Service, Wellmont Cancer Center, Wellmont Hospice House and Dr. Alison Whitman for the care given to Beecher.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, January 6, 2018 at 1 p.m. at Seaver-Brown Chapel with Pastor Ryan Cox and Pastor Bob Surber officiating. The family will receive friends Saturday from 11 a.m. until the time of service at Seaver-Brown Chapel.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation – Greater Blue Ridge Chapter, 3959 Electric Road #222, Roanoke, VA 24018 or www.jdrf.org.
Expressions of sympathy may be made to the family at www.seaverbrown.com. Seaver-Brown Funeral Service and Crematory is honored to serve the family of Beecher H. Perry.
So sorry to hear about beecher passing.I knew him and chris when he was a game warden and lived in sugar grove va. He was a great guy and will be missed.cart5
Vicki sheets hash Jan 18 2018 12:00 AM
So sorry to hear this sad news, I will never forget the times Beecher would stop by to see my Dad or he would come up to the places where we was Scout camping. I remember one time when we was camping "as always" the first day of trout season at the Police cabin. Beecher came by to check on us and Steve of course, he noticed the trout we had caught to clean for our fish fry later that night. He looked as he tried to count the fish and then ask my Dad, "Beardy how many boys you got camping this weekend"? My Dad just smiled and told him what time he needed to be back to eat. I think we may have had a few extra just in case. As a young boy I remember Beecher being larger than life, a tall, respected Man of the badge. Just one of the people that I admired and had a role in my choosing to wear a badge. Rest in peace Sir, God Bless you and your family.
Ronnie Miller Jan 4 2018 12:00 AM
Brenda is a dear friend. She has often spoken of Beecher's courage and determination as he dealt with his illness! She has also told stories of some of their youthful antics growing up which still make me laugh to think about them! It was such a great pleasure "knowing Beecher" through Brenda's eyes! Please know that his life touched people he never knew. You are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
Bonnie Obenshain Jan 4 2018 12:00 AM
Steve, I am so sorry. I pray for God to give you peace. You did so much for him, and loved him. Love myf friend, Dianne
Dianne Fannin Jan 4 2018 12:00 AM
Sheriff Fred Newman and the Members of the Washington County Sheriffs Office would like to express their sympathy in the death of Beecher Perry. If our Sheriffs Office can be of assistance to you during your time of sadness, please do not hesitate to contact us. Sheriff Newman and Members of the Washington County Sheriffs Office
Sheriff Fred Newman Jan 4 2018 12:00 AM
So sorry to hear the Los of a friend that I only knew for a short time but it seemed that I knew him my whole life.Beacher was a witness of his Savour and you could feel his love for him. I will miss him deeply. Prayers to the family and friends.Im glad that God sent me his way what a blessing to my life.I desire to keep pressing on because of his witness to me.
Hobert McGlothlin Jan 4 2018 12:00 AM
To Steve, Logan, and Kelly: I'm so very sorry for your loss of such a sweet man. I never saw him out anywhere that we didn't speak to each other and I was always fond of your entire family. Instead of grieving I will attempt to rejoice for him.
Cheri G Atwell Jan 4 2018 12:00 AM
Steph - A parents passing is never easy even when you know its coming. I hope you and your family can take solace in knowing that you surrounded him with your love and care. May your memories carry you through this difficult time. Thinking of you all. Bonnie Davis
Bonnie Davis Jan 3 2018 12:00 AM
He was a good man and he will be missed.
Chris Fleming Jan 3 2018 12:00 AM
Sorry to here this Steve, may God comfort you and your family thru this time. As you grieve your lost the Angels rejoice. His love for God shows thru you.
Chris Branson Jan 3 2018 12:00 AM