Earl Leroy Beeler, son of the late Charles and Eleanor Warman Beeler, was born on Aug. 24, 1942, at Clinton, and passed from this life on Dec. 7, 2021, at the Mercy Hospital in Springfield, at 79 years, 3 months and 13 days of age. Earl grew up in the Clinton area and later served in the U.S. Army. He was a true patriot. He believed in American made products and liked anything connected with patriotism and the American way.
Earl later moved to Lake Truman and had lived in Mountain Grove for the past 10 years. He greatly enjoyed being outdoors. He also like to tinker with and repair old clocks. Earl was a loving father and grandfather, and he spent as much time as he could with his grandchildren. He accepted Christ as his Savior many years ago and he loved the Lord. He attended and was a board member at Victory Worship Center for several years. He was a big fan of John Wayne and enjoyed watching western movies. Earl really enjoyed visiting and having coffee with his friends at McDonald’s. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Everett Beeler and Charles Beeler; and by a sister, Shirley Beeler.
Earl is survived by one son, Joshua Beeler and wife, Joy, of Mountain Grove; one daughter, Jennifer Honeycutt and husband, Mike, of Sparta; one brother, Edwin Beeler; one sister, Dorothy Morton; five grandchildren, Bryce Beeler, Brody Beeler, Brenly Beeler, Rebecca Mackey and Faith Honeycutt; other relatives and friends who will miss him very much.
Visitation for Earl Beeler was held Friday, Dec. 10, 2021, from 1-2 p.m. at Craig-Hurtt Funeral Home. Funeral services followed the visitation at 2 p.m., also at the funeral home, with the Rev. Bill Kelly officiating. Song selections were “Dancing In The Sky,” “I Can Only Imagine” and “Amazing Grace.”
Joshua Beeler, Bryce Beeler, Brody Beeler, Steve Robberson, Daniel Gasperson and Mike Fonsea served as pallbearers. Burial with full military honors by the United States Army and American Legion Post No. 30 was in Hillcrest Cemetery under the direction of Craig-Hurtt Funeral Home, Mountain Grove. Memorial contributions may be made to American Legion or Victory Worship Center in care of the funeral home. Online condolences: www.craighurttfuneralhome.com.