Randall L. Beecham

BELLVILLE: On June 6, 2021 Randall L. Beecham passed through this world and now is present with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

Randy was born on March 22, 1952 to William A. Beecham and Hilda J. (Page) Beecham while they were living in Bumpus Mills, TN.

In 1954 the family moved to Mansfield, OH, because there was work at the local steel mill. That same year, Randy’s sister Phyllis Beecham (Rudy) Weiss was born (she survives).

Randy grew up and went to school in Madison Twp. , where he graduated from Madison High School in 1970. Two weeks later he started working at the steel mill in Mansfield and continued there for 42 years.

Randy was a proud member of United Steelworkers of America Local 169, a charter life member of the American Motorcyclist Association, BMW Motorcycle Owners of America, BMW Riders Association, the National Rifle Association, and was on the National Ski Patrol for 35 years.

Randy spent most of his life contentedly on his (and his wife’s) property in The Clear Fork Valley (affectionately called Sunset Woods).

Randy was a long standing member of Covenant Orthodox Presbyterian Church in Mansfield. Theologically, Randy was of the reformed faith and leaned toward Calvinistic teachings. By the grace of the Sovereign God, Randy was elected to be given the gift of the faith in his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. And now sees Him face to face.

Randy read a lot. His favorite “recreational” authors were Max Brand, Louis L’Amour, and Edgar Rice Burroughs (especially the Tarzan series).

As far as music goes, there is a long list of hymns and contemporary tunes that he liked. Randy liked different styles, but he always said “ya jus’ cain’t lose, when ya plays da blues:.

He owned many motorcycles, but BMW became his favorite. He and his wife Lynne Baczuk rode hundreds of thousands of miles together across the U.S. They were married for 44 years (she survives).

He is also survived by one son, Wm. Russell Beecham; two grandchildren Brandon (Katherine) Beecham and Allison (Steven) Warren; and great grandchildren Zaylon, Isaac, William, Natalie, Karson, and Harrison.

Also surviving are his parents, William and Hilda (Page) Beecham; mother-in-law Jeannette Baczuk; sister Phyllis Weiss; brother-in-law James (Rachelle) Baczuk; sisters-in-law Maribeth Moore and Jan (Rodney) Penrose; nephews Brian Moore, Stephen Moore, and Adam Penrose; nieces Jessica Baczuk, Rachel Penrose, and Lisa Weiss Crandall; aunts Wanda Bender and Mamie Shelton; and a cousin Teresa Tipton.

He was preceded in death by his father-in-law Frank Baczuk; and his brothers-in-law Rudy Weiss and William Moore.

The Beecham family will receive guests Friday, June 11, 2021 from 4 to 8 p.m. in the Bellville Snyder Funeral Home, where his home-going celebration will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. Pastor Dylan Rowland will officiate. Burial will follow in Bellville Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory to Covenant Orthodox Presbyterian Church or Richland County Humane Society may be made at the funeral home.

Snyder Funeral Home is honored to serve the Beecham family, share a message of support with them – and watch Randy’s tribute video - online at: SnyderFuneralHomes.com

There will be no “viewing of the body” as Randy could never understand the need or desire to look upon the discarded flesh of a friend or loved one. He wants everyone to know that he is finally home with his Heavenly Father and looking upon the face of his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ and that he is patiently waiting for the day when we will all be together.

Randy hopes that there are those who will miss him, but he also wants everyone to know that this is a trip he was really looking forward to taking. So be happy for him. There is no gravel in the curves and there is no ice on the slopes. And there are brothers and sisters at every turn.

-          Written By Randall L. Beecham

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