SEBRING, Fla. ---- Walter V. Beecher, 76, of Sebring, Fla., passed away at 11:54 p.m. Wednesday, March 24, 2004 at Florida Hospital Heartland in Sebring, Fla.
Born May 3, 1927 in Logansport, he was the son of Walter V. Sr. and Gertrude E. (Moss) Beecher.
He was a former school teacher and later retired as owner-operator of Beecher Mobile Homes. He attended Indiana University where he received his bachelor of science degree, and then Butler University where he received his master's degree. Music ministry was his hobby. He was a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Sebring, Fla., and the First Church of God in Vincennes.
Survivors include his wife, Rosemarie (Goodman) Beecher, whom he married Sept. 5, 1948; three daughters, Carol Ann Raines of Venice, Fla., Linda Lee Stanley of Spencer, and Judy Lynn Jones of Bedford; two sons, Robert Stephen Beecher of Danville, Va., and Richard Lane Beecher of Mooresville; 12 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by one sister and his parents.
Funeral service will be at Goodwin Funeral Home in Vincennes on Monday at 10:30 a.m. with the Rev. George Karl and Pastor Michael Woodhouse officiating. Burial will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery in Vincennes.
Friends may call from 1-4 p.m. on Sunday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the New Testament Mission, 604 Lemon Street, Sebring, Fla., 33870.