Dennis Brooks Beam  1951 - 2017 
Dennis Brooks Beam, age 66 of Laurinburg, NC,  passed away on Thursday, June 29, 2017, at Scotland Memorial Hospital.

Dennis was born on March 22, 1951, in Akron, Ohio, son of the late Billy Beam and Christine Schertz.   Dennis was a former warehouse manager for Kenco Logistics.   He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church.   He was an avid sports fan, who always rooted for the underdog.   Most of all, Dennis loved his family and cherished his time with them.

Dennis leaves behind his beloved wife, Kelley Nelson Beam of the home; daughters, Dana Brincefield (Andy) of Charlotte, and Molly van Nuenen (Marc) of Lyon, France;  sons, Parker Beam of Norfolk, VA and Kyle Beam (Hannah) of Charleston, SC;  a sister, Denise Webb (Joe) of Cartersville, GA;  three grandchildren, Abby Brincefield, Emma Brincefield, and Kaitlyn Brincefield; nieces, nephews, and a host of other extended family and friends.

The family is planning a memorial service for Saturday August 12, 2017.   Time to be announced.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorials be sent to St. Mary's Catholic Church, PO Box 1148, Laurinburg, NC 28353, or to the Scotland County Special Olympics, 322 S. Main St., AB Gibson Center, Laurinburg, NC 28352 Attn: Special Olympics/EC Department.

Dennis Beam
Wadsworth High School
Graduating Class of 1969    
1968 WHS Grizzly Baseball Team.  Row 1: Simcox, Smith, Hershman, Keyser, Otancar.  Row 2: Mehollin, Theken, Whitman, Beam, Kish.  Row 3: Fellows, Houston, Kish, McCanna.  Row 4: Doyle, Coach Dimitroff, Singleton. 

1969 WHS Grizzly Baseball Team.  Row 1: Coach Manfull, Lang, Wheeland, McCanna, Beam, Whitman, Helms, Mr. Seisel.  Row 2: Havens, Olson, Otancar, Theken, W. Kish, Keyser, R. Kish.
1968 WHS Grizzly Football Team.  Row 1: Kerschner, Polley, S. Perrigo, Krauss, Rabatia, R. Perrigo, Moore, Helms.  Row 2: West, Cole, Kinnard, Tighe, Lang, Golz, Hereda.  Row 3: Otanicar, Shriver, Kraska, Foy, Lowe, Hanna.  Row 4: Edmonds, Yakubik, Theken, Keyser, Ollom, Thoma, Ververka.  Row 5: Fix, Danals, Kish, Savage, Beam, McCanna.  Row 6:  Whitman, Ziraks, Morrison, Young, Mills. 

"Denny Beam ... a player alone to think ... to win with his team."

"Denny Beam fastens the 
  Homecoming medal on our 
   new queen, Sandi O'Connor." 
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