The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


June 6, 2013

Obituaries — Thursday, June 6, 2013

Gary Randall Beaver

OAK HILL — Quoting the hymn, In The Garden, “I‘d stay in the garden with Him tho the night around me be falling, but He bids me go; thro’ the voice of woe, His voice to me is calling. . .”

Gary Randall Beaver, 56, of Oak Hill, passed away Wednesday, June 4, 2013 at C.A.M.C. in Charleston.

Born June 22, 1956 in New Mexico, the son of the late Nathan Ray Beaver and Faye Ellen Jacobs Beaver.

Gary was a devoted husband, father, and loved his grandchildren. He loved to fish and hunt. He loved his church too. He was a member of the Harvey United Methodist Church where he served as Deacon.

Gary was preceded in death by his parents and a sister Sherry Massie.

Those left to cherish his memory include his wife of 34 years Diane Gay (Griffith) Beaver; children Connie Sue Blethen of Oak Hill and Jeannette Lynn Pennington of Oak Hill; siblings Lewis Beaver of Germany, Nathan Beaver of Ohio, Brenda Beaver Sexton and her husband Donald of Oak Hill, David Beaver of North Carolina, Carol Garrett and her husband Edward of Scarbro, Dennis Beaver and his wife of Renee of Indiana, and Jerry Beaver of Scarbro; three grandchildren; special brother-in-law Edward Garrett who was his buddy in fishing, hunting, and the great outdoors; and several cousins, nieces, and nephews. He was an outgoing person who never met a stranger.

His remains rest at High Lawn Funeral Home Chapel where the funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Friday with Pastor Connie Holly and Rev. Carlos Lewis officiating and where the family will receive friends from 12 noon until time of service.

Pallbearers will be Mark Griffith, Elgie Atkins, Dale Atkins, Lee Ward, Owen King, and John Lee Martin.

Burial will follow in High Lawn Memorial Park, Oak Hill.

Condolences may be sent to

Arrangements by High Lawn Funeral Home Chapel, Oak Hill.

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