Richard D. Beville, 67, a resident of Cleveland, passed away Saturday, May 26, 2012, in a local hospital.
He served as a manager of manufacturing at Dr. Scholls for 14 years.
Serving as a captain in the United States Army, he was a platoon leader in Vietnam. He was a member of the American Legion Post 81, where he was a volunteer of the color guard and a member of the 40 & 8.
He received a bachelor of arts degree from Cornell College in Mount Vernon, Iowa, and a master of science degree from the University of Illinois. He also was an avid fisherman.
Survivors include his wife, Judy Beville; children: Steven “Chip” Beville and wife, Kristi, of Cleveland, and Amy E. Beville and companion, Jason Lang, of Los Angeles; grandchildren: Blake Beville, Richard Lupo, and Alicia Lupo; brother, Bill Panje of Chicago; nephew, Steve Brinegar of Missouri; and good friend, Mike Dickey of Cleveland.
A graveside service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, May 31, 2012, at Chattanooga National Cemetery with his comrades from the American Legion Post 81 conducting military honors.
The family will receive friends from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Ralph Buckner Funeral Home.
The family suggests memorials be made to the Bradley County Veterans Home, Bradley County Veterans Service Office, Attn. Joe Davis, 155 Ocoee St., Room 105, Cleveland TN 37311, or you can also visit www.bradleyco.net and click on the Veterans link.
You are invited to send a message of condolence and view the Beville family guest book at www.ralphbuckner.com.