Ralph “John” F. Beavers, Sr., 74, of Edgerton, passed away Tuesday morning in the emergency room at the Community Hospitals and Wellness Center in Bryan.
He was born on December 30, 1938 in Bryan to Frank James and Clara Belle (Brenner) Beavers. John proudly served his country in the United States Navy. On October 24, 1998 he married Myra M Mullins in Montpelier, and she survives.
John was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Edgerton. He worked as a foreman at Mohawk Tools in Montpelier for 20 years; he then worked for 10 years as a cutter / grinder at General Dynamics in Lima, Ohio, and retired in 2001 from Nemco in Hicksville as a cutter / grinder. John was a hardworker, a proud patriot and he especially loved to spend time with his family. He also enjoyed being outdoors. He was a fan of the Ohio State Buckeyes, Cleveland Indians and the Cleveland Browns. John was a former member of the American Legion in Butler, Indiana.
He is survived by his wife Myra; nine children Connie (Michael) Warner of Jamestown, Pennsylvania, Merry Belle Greaux of Montpelier, James Ray Beavers of Edon, Ralph Frank “Johnny” Beavers, Jr., of Montpelier, Karen Sue (Michael) Brown of Edon, John Denver (Heather) Beavers of Weston, Ohio, Jackie Danielle (Jayhahn) Beavers of Bryan, Joshua David (Angela) Beavers of Edgerton and Luke Matthew (Erica) Beavers of Montpelier; three stepchildren Laura Lee (Kraig) John of Columbus, Georgia, Rodney Lewis Tingle of Montpelier and Jamie Sue Buckner of Ft. Wayne, Indiana; twenty five grandchildren, thirteen great grand children; one sister Evelyn “Teny” Priest and a brother in-law Robert Grillo.
John was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Herbert and Howard Beavers; and three sisters Kathleen Walsh, Leona Greene and Jane Grillo.
Donations can be made to the American Heart Association or the American Diabetes Association. Online condolences can be left for the family at www.thethompsonfuneralhome.com