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James Beadle

August 9, 1935 — March 17, 2022

James E Beadle, 86, Passed away on Thursday, March 17, 2022. Jim was born on August 9, 1935, in Augusta, Michigan, the son of Lewella and James Lindemuth (Stepfather). On February 7, 1959, Jim married Jacqueline (Jackie) Buck.

Jim was a lifelong resident of the Augusta area. Jim attended Galesburg-Augusta High School and graduated in 1954. After high school Jim enlisted in the U.S. Army and served three years (1955-1958). He also attended Western Michigan University and graduated in 1965. Jim was employed by the Upjohn Company for 33 years and retired in 1992. For his exemplary work Jim was awarded the William E Upjohn Award in 1975.

He was a member of the Galesburg-Augusta school board for fourteen years. Jim was very active in supporting Galesburg-Augusta sports, and was elected into the Galesburg-Augusta Sports Hall of Fame. His greatest enjoyment was spending time with his grandchildren and grand dogs.

Jim is survived by his wife, Jackie. Also surviving is one son Steven (Ginger Foster) Beadle of Portage, MI; two daughters, Lori (Ottis) Bethran of Humble, TX and Lisa Harper of Mattawan, MI; ten grandchildren and several grand dogs. Jim was preceded in death by his mother, Lewella and stepfather, James Lindemuth, father-in-law, Virgil Buck and son-in-law, Jeff Harper Jr.

The family will receive friends from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Tuesday, March 22, 2022, at Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care, Richland Chapel. Services to celebrate James's life will be 12:00 noon. Internment with full military honors will follow at the Fort Custer National Cemetery in Augusta, MI at 1:30p.m. A luncheon will be held at the V.F.W. in Augusta at 2:00p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Galesburg-Augusta Sports Boosters or the S.P.C.A. of Kalamazoo, MI. Personal Messages to the family may be placed at www.farleyestesdowdle.com

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Visitation

Tuesday, March 22, 2022

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Eastern time)

Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care, Richland

9170 E D Ave, Richland, MI 49083

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Funeral Service

Tuesday, March 22, 2022

12:00 - 1:00 pm (Eastern time)

Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care, Richland

9170 E D Ave, Richland, MI 49083

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Interment

Tuesday, March 22, 2022

1:30 - 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

Fort Custer National Cemetery

15501 W Dickman Rd, Augusta, MI 49012

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