Thomas R. Beeks, 66

Posted on November 26, 2014

Thomas R. Beeks, 66, of Poneto, passed away at 5:19 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014, at Lutheran Hospital.
Thomas attended Huntington Township High School. He had worked as a master mechanic for the railroad, as a well driller and as a transportation professional for several years. He was a member of the Huntington A.B.A.T.E. and was a member of the St. Joseph Catholic Church. He enjoyed riding motorcycles, outdoor activities such as hunting, boating and fishing. He enjoyed spending time with his family and was a very loving father and grandfather.
Thomas was born May 23, 1948, in Huntington, a son of Leonard and Betty (Gamble) Beeks.
Survivors include his mother, Betty Beeks of Huntington; four sons, Jeff (Lillian) Beeks of Warren, John (Laura) Beeks of Bluffton, Joe Beeks of Huntington, and Sam (Amber) Couch of Fort Wayne; a daughter, Lisa (Shaun) Leffler of Andrews; a sister, Susan Beeks of Huntington; a brother, Timothy (Teri) Beeks of Huntington; 17 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his father, Leonard Beeks, and a sister, Linda Sue Beeks.
Visitation will be held Friday, Nov. 28, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Myers Funeral Home, Huntington Chapel, 2901 Guilford St., Huntington. A funeral service will be held Friday, Nov. 28, at 1 p.m. following visitation at the Myers Funeral Home Huntington Chapel with Pastor Nile Bucher officiating. Interment will be at the Gardens of Memory Cemetery in Marion.
Memorial donations may be made out to the Thomas Beeks Family in care of Myers Funeral Home, 2901 Guilford St., Huntington, IN 46750.
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