Donald Max Beaver Sr.

Published 8:43 am Friday, May 5, 2017

Mr. Donald Max Beaver Sr., 78, of Sunset Circle, Mocksville, died Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at Forsyth Medical Center in Winston-Salem.

He was born May 19, 1938, in Davie County, to the late Paul Jerry Beaver and Stella Elizabeth Adams Beaver Campbell.  Mr. Beaver was a member of Cooleemee First Baptist Church where he had served as a deacon.  He had also served in the National Guard. Mr. Beaver retired from KOSA after 33 years. He was known to the family and friends as “Pap” and was a loving husband, father and grandfather. Mr. Beaver enjoyed rabbit hunting and tending to his chickens. He was a family man who loved the Lord.

He was preceded in death by 10 siblings, Norman Beaver, Jerry Beaver, Oscar Beaver, Kenneth Beaver, David Beaver, Sarah Sands, Maxine Diggs, Mary Johnson, Gordon Beaver and Edwin Beaver.

Survivors: his wife of 55 years, Nancy Hendrix Beaver of the home; 2 children, Gina Burton (David) and Donald Max “Bub” Beaver Jr. (Lenora Redmond), all of Mocksville; 3 granddaughters, Alisha Waller (Randy), Ashlee Edwards (Martin) and Ana Burton; 3 great-grandsons, Kamden and Jarrett Waller and Blake Edwards; 2 brothers, Marshall Beaver (Betty) of Myrtle Beach, S.C. and Jimmy Campbell of Mocksville; and several nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m., Saturday, May 6 at Cooleemee First Baptist Church with the Revs. Allen Mullins, Ted Tuggle and Jimmy Lancaster officiating. The body will be placed in the church 30 minutes prior to the service. Burial will follow in Dutchman Creek Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Friday, May 5 at Eaton Funeral Home.

Memorials: Cooleemee First Baptist Building Fund, PO Box 518, Cooleemee, NC  27014.