Born 12-20-1932 -- Died 12-2-2003
Frank Thomas Beam, 70, of Salem, Ark., son of the late Edward and Lela Deckard Beam was born Dec. 20, 1932, in Peoria, Ill. He died Dec. 2, 2003, at Salem.
Frank spent his working years as a father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and was a shipping clerk for Witco Chemical Company. He was a member of Immanuel Southern Baptist Church in Salem.
He served his country in the United States Army during the Korean War.
Survivors include his son, Charles Beam of Midvale, Utah; four daughters -- Ellen Luna of South El Monte, Calif., Tracy Montes of Springfield, Mo., Mary Christie of Salem, Ark., and Debbie Mares of Mira Loma, Calif.; a brother, Edward Beam of Citrus Heights, Calif.; 14 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, an infant son, Frankie Beam and two sisters -- Barbara Beam and Martha Beam. Arrangements are under the direction of Barker Funeral Home of Salem.