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He was born Aug. 15, 1929, in Akron, Ohio, to Charles Eugene McDowell and Bonita Ruth Klingensmith. He graduated from John C. Fremont High School in Los Angeles. After graduation he attended John Brown University.
He was deployed as a member of the National Guard during the Korean War in communications. He responded to a field posting for a commissary cook because he was hungry. He worked for Bob Chase Construction Co. in southern California as a door hanger and finish carpenter. After moving to Paris in 1970, he worked for various local contractors and property management companies.
He was preceded in death by his father, mother and wife, Mary Ellen.
Survivors include sons; Danny & wife Rhonda, Glenn Tubbs & wife Lori, Keith, Jerry & wife Darlene, Scot & wife Jackie, and William & wife Kelli, daughters; Susanne Carroll & husband Michael, Jeanine Cole & husband Jerry and Libbie Nimmo & husband John, 19 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren several nieces & nephews along with a host of friends.
A celebration of life will be held Friday, June 6, 2014, at Paris First Church of the Nazarene, 185 20th N. E., Paris, Texas with visitation at 1:00 p.m. and the service beginning at 2:00 p.m. Services provided by Bright-Holland Funeral Home.
If desired, memorial gifts can be donated to the Paris Public Library or the charity of your choice.
To leave a message or tribute for the family please visit www.brighthollandfunralhome.com.
Faron Don Bean, 54, of Valliant, OK, former resident of Paris, passed away June 1, 2014 in Idabel. Graveside services will be conducted at 10:00 A.M. Thursday, June 5, 2014 in the Roller Cemetery in Washburn, MO. Services are under the direction of the Fry-Gibbs Funeral Home.
He was born on June 23, 1959 in Oklahoma City, OK a son of Jimmy and Katie Watson Bean. He was preceded in death by his father and a brother David Bean.
Survivors include his mother Katie Bean; children Tim Bean, Lala Elrod, Lauren Bean, and Jennylyn Bean; sisters Linda Windsor and Lisa Harris; and numerous nieces and nephews.