Richard Wayne “Dick” Beecher, 86, of Mount Holly Springs, passed away on Monday, Dec. 2, 2019, at the Shippensburg Health Care Center.

Born Tuesday, Dec. 6, 1932, in Hockersville, Cumberland County, he was a son of the late Samuel A. and Elizabeth Jane Miller Beecher.

Dick was a member of the Wesleyan Church of the Cross, Carlisle. He was a United States Army Veteran. Dick was the owner/operator of R W Beecher Roofing & Spouting.

Dick was a member of the Hub City Club, Shippensburg, Walnut Bottom Rod & Gun Club, and loved fishing and gardening.

He is survived by his wife of 28 years, Anna May Murray Beecher, whom he married April 14, 1991; one son, Richard William “Rick” (wife, Brenda) Beecher, Newville; two stepsons, Allen E. (wife, Terrie) Grace, Newville, and Shane M. (wife, Susie) Davis, Falls Church, Virginia; two granddaughters, Tiffany N. (husband, Douglas) Warner, and Christina M. (husband, Jason) Zimmerman, all of Shippensburg; one grandson, Matthew R. (wife, Tasha) Beecher, Newville; two stepgranddaughters, C.J. Grace, California, and Paloma Davis, Falls Church, Virginia; one stepgrandson, Adam Grace, York; eight great-grandchildren, Jocelyn and Jared Warner, Rylee, Raelin, and Donovan Zimmerman, all of Shippensburg, and Layke, Miles, and Brooks Beecher, all of Newville; and three sisters, Mary Ellen Frengle, Shippensburg, Nancy Carole Bailey, Chambersburg, and Rebecca Lee Gallucci, Florida.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife of 36 years, Erika Schwab Beecher, whom passed away Feb. 1, 1990; one brother, Gerald Thomas Beecher; and three sisters, Leona Irene Beecher, Joan Elizabeth Ashburn and Margaret Iown Widney.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 6, 2019, in the Wesleyan Church of the Cross, with Pastor Daniel R. Mikesell, and Pastor Barbara A. Servello officiating. Burial will be private.

A visitation will be held one hour prior to the service on Friday, in the Church. Military Honors will be held immediately following the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Wesleyan Church of the Cross, Building Fund, 430 B St., Carlisle, Pa. 17013.

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