John Watson Beach III, 59, of Lewes, passed away Sunday, July 13, 2014, at his home. He was born Aug. 28, 1954, in Dover, son of John W. and Genevie Beach.
Mr. Beach graduated from Dover High School in 1972. Following his graduation, he attended St. Mary's College of Maryland in Lexington Park, Md. for one year. For many years, Mr. Beach worked for the Barcroft Industries until an unfortunate accident in 1980 from which he suffered a traumatic head injury.
After a year of rehabilitation, Mr. Beach began to work in the maintenance at the Harbor Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center in Lewes. He would later work in sales at Lowe's and again in maintenance at Cadbury at Lewes. The residents of Cadbury loved him because he would always have time to lend a friendly helping hand.
Mr. Beach had a gift for fixing anything that required repair. He enjoyed working with wood and building furniture. He also loved and was very proud of his 1972 Corvette.
His family and friends will miss his genuine smile and his friendly ways.
Mr. Beach was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Forrest P. and Margaret C. Wenyon; maternal grandparents, Henry T. and Treva B. Yohe; aunt Rebecca Palmer and uncle Lynford Palmer. He is survived by his loving wife of 22 years, Ursula Beach; sister, Linda Beach; two brothers: David Beach and his wife Jan, and Jay Beach; nieces and nephews: Katie Cross, Chad Cross, Scott Beach, Leah Beach, Kyle Lynch, Shannon Lynch, Chase Beach, Macy Beach, Katie, Tom and Dan Wheeles; and many first and second cousins.
All services are private. Arrangements are being handled by Parsell Funeral Homes & Crematorium, Atkins-Lodge Chapel, Lewes.
Memorial contributions may be made in Mr. Beach's memory to The Brain Injury Association of Delaware, P.O. Box 1897, Dover, DE 19903, or SPCA, 22918 DuPont Blvd., Georgetown, DE 19947.
Please visit Mr. Beach's Life Memorial Webpage and sign his online guestbook at www.parsellfuneralhomes.com.