Mr. Vern Wallace Bean Jr.

Published 5:40 pm Friday, March 23, 2018

Vern Wallace Bean Jr., 89, of Hannibal, Missouri passed away at 11:50 p.m. on March 20, 2018, at Beth Haven nursing home.

Visitation will be Monday, March 26, 2018, at 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Grand View Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. at Grand View Funeral Home with Pastor Jeff Anderson of Calvary Baptist Church officiating. Burial will be in the veterans section of Grand View Burial Park.

Vern was born on Aug. 25, 1928, in San Bernardino, California, the son of Vern W. Bean, born in Moulton, Iowa and Mary Louise Hopper Bean, born in Newton, Kansas.

He was married in Warner Robins, Georgia, on Dec. 11, 1960, to Carolyn Slaughter, born in LaGrange, Georgia. She survives him.

Survivors include two sons, Joseph (Lisa) Bean of Hannibal, Missouri; and Vern (Gabriella) Bean of Glen Ellyn, Illinois; five grandchildren Andrew (Stephanie) Bean of New Haven, Conneticut, Christopher Bean of Valparaiso of Indiana, Stephen Bean of Urbana, Illinois; Sarah Bean of Wheaton, Illinois; and HannahBean of Hannibal, Missouri.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Vern and Mary Bean, his sister Verndine Grant and brother Robert Bean.

Vern Served 21 years in the U.S. Air Force with deployments in Japan, Korea, Germany and two years in Vietnam where he worked with missionaries.  He received a presidential commendation for his teaching and a chaplain’s award for contributions at the base chapel.

After retiring from the Air Force, Vern taught electronics for 21 years in a vocational/technical school. In 1981, he was voted vocational teacher of the year for the State of Georgia.

Vern was a member of Calvary Baptist Church and the Home Builders Sunday school class. He was a Baptist deacon and a former Gideon.  He loved to spend time with his family, travel, read and sing.

Memorial contributions may be made to Gideon’s International or Operation Christmas Child in care of Calvary Baptist Church.