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Larry Wendell Beam, Sr.

December 20, 1940 ~ December 30, 2020 (age 80)


Ware Shoals, SC…...Dr. Larry Wendell Beam, Sr., 80, entered into rest on Wednesday, December 30, 2020 at Self Regional Medical Center. 

His memorial service, with Veterans Honors, will be held in the Rowland-Ford Funeral Home Chapel at 2:00 PM on Tuesday, January 5, 2021 with Rev. Ron Drawdy officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from noon until service time. 

Larry was a true servant of the Lord. He pastored for over 40 years, one of his greatest loves in life was spreading the Gospel and leading people to Christ. He retired from Open Arms Community Church where he had served as pastor for the last 15 years of his ministry. He also operated New Life Christian School which helped troubled youth get their lives back on track. In addition to pastoring and teaching, Larry facilitated many prison ministries throughout his career.

He was a veteran of the US Air Force where he was proud to have worked on the B-52 bomber. He loved to sing and enjoyed watching the Georgia Bulldogs.

Survivors include his daughters, Laurie Beam Shorter (Ronnie) of Ware Shoals, and Patricia Beam Goodwin (Tracy) of Trenton; his sons, Wendell Beam, Jr. (Amber) of Dearing, Shawn Beam (Angi) of Augusta, and Jared Beam of Waynesboro; 21 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Jessica Beam Hada.

Memorials may be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, 4141 Columbia Rd., Suite D, Augusta, GA 30907.



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January 5, 2021

12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Rowland-Ford Funeral Home
637 W. Martintown Road
North Augusta, SC 29841

Memorial Service
January 5, 2021

2:00 PM
Rowland-Ford Funeral Home Chapel
637 W. Martintown Road
North Augusta, SC 29841

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