More detail on this person: NEWPORT NEWS - Charles W. Beaman, 68, died Wednesday, Feb.
18, 1998. He was a native of Bolivar, Mo., and a Peninsula resident for 38 years.
Mr. Beaman retired in 1974 as a major in the U.S. Army after 26 years of service. In 1993 he retired as a funeral director with Peninsula Funeral Home after serving 19 years. He was a member of Temple Baptist Church, the Army-Navy Masonic Lodge #306, the Hampton Commandery #47 and the Knights Templar #17. In 1964, during his Army career, while with the National Science Foundation unit, he was the first to land a helicopter at the South Pole.
During his military service he was awarded the distinguished Flying Cross, the Purple Heart, three Bronze Stars and the Meritorious Service award. He was a veteran of the Korean conflict and served three tours in Vietnam.
He was preceded in death by one son, Charles B. "Chuck" Beaman. He is survived by his wife, Betty Beaman; daughter and son-in-law, Tina B. and Joseph S. Hoppock of Keene, N.H.; one sister, Mary E. Sheets of Harrisburg, Pa.; one brother, Robert H. Beaman of Bolivar, Mo.; and two grandsons, Tyler and Ian Hoppock, both of Keene, N.H.
The family will receive friends Friday from 7 to 8 p.m. at Peninsula Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held Saturday, Feb. 21, 1998. at 12:30 p.m. in the funeral home. Burial will follow in Peninsula Memorial Park.
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