Richard Lee Beavers



Richard Lee Beavers, age 64, of Medora, Indiana, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family at Bloomington Hospital on Saturday, March 31, 2018, at 3:00 pm.

Richard was born on December 7, 1953, in Seymour, Indiana, to Elzia Beavers and Eula May (Lonsberry) Beavers Murphin. On April 8, 1972, he married Brenda (Piatt) Beavers in North Vernon and she survives.

He was a logger his whole life. Richard started working at Hall’s Saw Mill in Medora at 16 years old. He went to work at the Medora Brick Company at age 17 and stayed there until its closing. After the brick company he went to work at various jobs until reentering the logging business. Richard started working for the Hamilton Logging approximately 22 years ago where he was able to show his passion for the logging business. Throughout his years in the logging business, he was able to share his knowledge of logging and running the equipment for logging. He worked with a lot of people during his career sharing stories and teaching the art of logging. He enjoyed running the skidder the most. Anyone who worked with Richard knew he was driven with this job.

He was a loving father and grandfather. His family was his heart, they were his world. He shared his love of old muscle cars with family and friends.

Richard is survived by his wife of over 45 years, Brenda; his sons Shawn Richard Beavers and Joshua Dale Beavers; two granddaughters: Darian and Josie Beavers and a grandson: Damian Elzia Beavers; two sisters; Connie (Marvin) Reynolds and Peggy (Eddie) Smoot, and a brother; Steve (Pat) Beavers.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a step-father: Albert Abe Murphin; a brother: Dennis Joe Beavers; and a sister: Darlene Brewer.

Funeral service will be conducted at Hague Funeral Home on Thursday, April 5, 2018, at 1:00 pm. Visitation will be from 10:00 am until time of service at Hague Funeral Home on Thursday.

Burial at Dixon Chapel Cemetery, Lawrence County, Indiana.

Memorials may be given to the family through State Bank of Medora.

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