OBITUARY

Charles Andrew Beel

10 May, 198311 June, 2021
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Charles Andrew Beel passed away at the age of 38 in Houston, Texas on Friday June 11, 2021. Charlie was born on May 10, 1983 in Clear Lake City, Texas. He was the second son of Skipper and Lianne Beel. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandmother, Mary Louise Garrett, his maternal grandfather, John Garrett, his paternal grandmother, Mildred Beel, and his paternal grandfather, George Junius Beel, as well as many beloved pets, including his dog, Dewey and his cats Louie and Suey.

After graduating from Clear Lake High School in 2001 Charlie attended and graduated from Texas A&M University with a degree in Marketing in 2005. During his time at Texas A&M he served as Vice President of the Golden Key International Honor Society, the largest honor society on campus. After graduating from Texas A&M, Charlie was employed in a management training position with a local retailer before he returned to school where he graduated with a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Houston – Clear Lake. Upon graduation, he pursued many vocations, eagerly utilizing his skills in sales and software development.

Charlie's reputation for perseverance, empathy and loyalty is well-known amongst those who had the pleasure of knowing him. He loved spending time with his family and friends, as well as his beloved pets. Charlie kept up with the latest technological advancements and was a strong supporter of his Texas A&M Aggies.

Charlie is survived by his precious son James Gamble Beel, his mother Lianne Beel and his father Skipper Beel. He is also survived by sister Jennifer Beel Hood, brothers Michael Beel and wife Liz and Daniel Beel and wife Lindsey. Also surviving are nieces Katie Collins, Haley Collins, and Leah Beel and nephews Alex Beel and Ethan Beel. Charlie also left behind his two cats, River and Simon.

Visitation for Charlie will be held on Friday, June 18, 2021 from 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm at the Grand View Funeral Home, located at 8501 Spencer Highway, Pasadena, Texas 77505. The funeral service will also be at Grand View Funeral Home and will commence on Saturday, June 19, 2021 at 10:00 am, with a graveside service to follow at 11:00 am.

  • PALLBEARERS

  • Michael Beel, Pallbearer
  • Alex Beel, Pallbearer
  • Daniel Beel, Pallbearer
  • Kevin Beahan, Pallbearer
  • Matt Hall, Pallbearer
  • Matt Wall, Pallbearer
  • Austin Elam, Pallbearer

Services

  • Family Will Receive Guests

    Friday, 18 June , 2021

  • Celebration of Life Service

    Saturday, 19 June , 2021

  • Committal Service

    Saturday, 19 June , 2021

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Kelly Gamble

15 July 2021

James is proving to be more and more like you with each day: his incredible spirit and zeal for life, goofy sense of humor, and love for animals - all reflections of you.

You will forever be with us, and you will forever be loved.

Kelly Gamble

20 June 2021

To the father of our son, you will forever be a part of our lives and I'll always love you dearly. May you be blessed and rest in peace.

Happy Father's Day!

ryan hart

19 June 2021

Charlie brought his charm and wit to Monday night dinners (a tradition started by our mutual friend, Jimmy) with me and the other freedom lovers who worked at Collectors' Firearms.

His online posts were refreshing reminders to me that there are still rational and humorous people in the world. My favorite is his account of an interaction he had with James where they began spontaneously declaring "I love you!" to each other during a car trip. I read about it before I had a son of my own; even then I could tell he deeply loved his son. Charlie impressed upon me then how important and desirable fatherhood is.

Charlie helped me to cope with challenges in my own life by his extraordinarily rare understanding and empathy.

I grieve with his family and our friends, am glad to have known him, and am better because I did.

Charlie, you are in my prayers. God willing, I will see you later.

Vanessa wallace

19 June 2021

I will miss you all these earthly days
So grateful we met
So sad to lose you, too early my friend

For the family, so many people adored Charlie
I'm devastated for you all

Rest in peace, sweetheart

Christal Hall

18 June 2021

Charlie and I went to graduate school together at UHCL. He was a very dear friend of mine and we met through Ben McCalib. I will miss him greatly.

Stephany Sullivan

18 June 2021

I don't even know what to say. I just miss my friend. He was so good to everyone, always there in others corners. Always in mine. The world was a better place with him in it.

Delwin Long II

16 June 2021

I remember going to the hospital, when Charlie was born. I was only 9 at the time, but my memory of the event is vivid. Charlie seemed to develop quickly. He was intelligent and successful in school. He also developed into a handsome young man. His success at earning two college degrees, one of which is a prestigious Master’s degree, testify to his diligence and intelligence. I wish the Lord would have allowed Charlie to stay with us a while longer. Since this was not his will, I will walk by faith that the Lord Jesus Christ will help to unite us again with Charlie. I will always remember and cherish the conversations that I had with Charlie. I will also cherish the possessions that he left me. We love you Charlie! Save me a chair. I intend to come where you are, in time.

Shawn Schuyler

15 June 2021

Chaz, it can truly be said I’ll never know another like you… we’ll miss your kind heart, your sharp and inquisitive mind, and your honest self-awareness. Hope we can take up some of those interesting talks when we meet again. Rest in Peace and Strength, my friend <3

Candace Chapman

15 June 2021

So sad to hear about Chaz passing. We didn’t always get along the best, but you were a kind soul to everyone. You will be missed. Much love from your Internet friends.

Natalie Villarreal

15 June 2021

I am so sorry for your loss. Charlie was such an amazing person with such a good heart and soul. I met Charlie at The Right Step about 5 years ago and we had remained friends. Last I talked to him, he seemed to be doing well. This is so sad to hear. I feel deeply for y'all and for his son. The life we lived was hard, never meant to hurt anyone and was mental torture, I'm glad he's no longer suffering mentally but it's still hard everytime a life is lost.

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Biography

Charles Andrew Beel passed away at the age of 38 in Houston, Texas on Friday June 11, 2021. Charlie was born on May 10, 1983 in Clear Lake City, Texas. He was the second son of Skipper and Lianne Beel. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandmother, Mary Louise Garrett, his maternal grandfather, John Garrett, his paternal grandmother, Mildred Beel, and his paternal grandfather, George Junius Beel, as well as many beloved pets, including his dog, Dewey and his cats Louie and Suey.

After graduating from Clear Lake High School in 2001 Charlie attended and graduated from Texas A&M University with a degree in Marketing in 2005. During his time at Texas A&M he served as Vice President of the Golden Key International Honor Society, the largest honor society on campus. After graduating from Texas A&M, Charlie was employed in a management training position with a local retailer before he returned to school where he graduated with a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Houston – Clear Lake. Upon graduation, he pursued many vocations, eagerly utilizing his skills in sales and software development.

Charlie's reputation for perseverance, empathy and loyalty is well-known amongst those who had the pleasure of knowing him. He loved spending time with his family and friends, as well as his beloved pets. Charlie kept up with the latest technological advancements and was a strong supporter of his Texas A&M Aggies.

Charlie is survived by his precious son James Gamble Beel, his mother Lianne Beel and his father Skipper Beel. He is also survived by sister Jennifer Beel Hood, brothers Michael Beel and wife Liz and Daniel Beel and wife Lindsey. Also surviving are nieces Katie Collins, Haley Collins, and Leah Beel and nephews Alex Beel and Ethan Beel. Charlie also left behind his two cats, River and Simon.










“It matters not how straight the gate, how charged with parchments the scroll.
I am the master of my fate,
I am the captain of my soul.”
-Charlie B.



Eulogy from Daniel Beel

Good morning, for those who don’t know me, my name is Daniel Beel, and Charlie was my older brother. I have so many great memories with Charlie from my childhood. He was only 17 months older than me, and we did everything together as kids. He was my first friend, and he was one of my best friends. We grew up playing football in our backyard, playing roller hockey at Funtime Roller Rink, wrestling with friends in our game room, watching the Simpsons, drinking Dr. Pepper by the caseload, and eating Casa Ole. As we grew older, we enjoyed pulling pranks with friends, playing water volleyball at our friend Ben’s house, and just hanging out. When I got to college, we lived next door to each other in the dorms at Texas A&M. We enjoyed going to parties together, working on the off-campus bonfire, and going to rock concerts and Texas A&M football games.

It’s difficult to put into words all the great things about Charlie, so I’ll just focus on a few.

Charlie was smart.
- He loved reading books.
- Learning came easy to him
- Honor roll and student council in grade school
- Always high grades.
- 1340 on SATs – automatically admitted to A&M.
- Did well at A&M
- Graduated with marketing degree
- VP of Golden Key International Honor Society.
- Wanted to keep learning
- MBA from UH – Clear Lake
- When he passed, he had just started taking classes to get another degree, so he could become an instrument technician at a chemical plant.

Charlie was an intelligent man.

Charlie was caring and empathetic.
- Loyal friend
- Protective of friends
- Always there for friends to talk to.
- He was empathetic.
- Used his experiences to help others
- I have received many messages from his friends over the past week telling me how he took the time to help them through stressful situations. They told me
how much they appreciated how caring he was.
- What I can say beyond the shadow of a doubt is he made a difference in people’s lives.
- In his short 38 years, he helped countless others. That’s how he served and loved his neighbor.

Charlie was a compassionate man.

Charlie was courageous.
- Knew that from the time we were kids.
- Climbed tallest trees
- Climbed to top of two-story roof as a kid
- Later in life, he again proved his bravery by all the times he overcame his addictions when most would have given up.
- I think people who have never suffered with addiction have a difficult time understanding how incredibly hard it is to quit.
- I’ve suffered with addiction in the past, and it took all my willpower and a ton of prayer to overcome it.
-And I only beat addiction once.
- Charlie beat his addiction many times.
- He desperately wanted to end his addictions.
-Each time he relapsed, he came back stronger
-Every time he stumbled, he picked himself up.
- Most men would have given up years before he did, but he refused to give up.
- The reason he kept fighting his addictions was he desperately wanted to be a good father to James.
- He wanted to be a father James could look up to.
- And, I think he is a great example for James.
-Because James is going to grow up hearing stories from all of us about all the people his daddy helped, all the friends his daddy had, and what an intelligent, compassionate, and courageous man his daddy was.

Charlie was a brave man.

I thank God he gave Charlie to us for 38 years. He was taken too soon, but I’m grateful for the time we had together. As my family packed up his apartment over the past week, I came across his journal. It was full of his thoughts on his struggles, addictions, goals, and dreams. And a big part of it was a daily gratitude journal he’d been keeping since November. Each day he’d list things he was grateful for including his family, his friends, and his pets. He had a lot to live for, and he knew that. This was not how he wanted his story to end. In fact, he wanted to live to be a 100 years old. In his journal he actually wrote out what he wanted his obituary to say when he finally passed away at 100 years old. Here is what it said:

In Loving Memory of Charles Andrew Beel.
Born May 10th, 1983. Died May 9th, 2083. He died laughing in bed surrounded by his laughing and crying family. Charles lived almost 63 years in recovery from drug addiction. He was known for talking like a textbook (like the ones he wrote), being as loyal as a basset hound (of which he had three), and drinking fully from the cup of Life (which was like an avalanche, coming down the mountain). He was active in 12 Step and Meditation fellowships where his work in Rational Compassion Meditation touched the lives of countless alcoholics, addicts, and any other flavor of Lost Soul. Still alive and kicking are his wife, Jackie, his children, James, Rand, Elon, and Melody, and his spoiled grandchildren, Charles, James, Jennifer, Daniel, Michael, Garrett, Layla, and Amy. His heartbroken but grateful family thanks him for being who he is until the end. Gig ‘em, Aggies!



Charlie was not a practicing Christian. But, he did grow up in a Christian home and went to church for many years during his childhood. He stopped going as he grew older. He was inquisitive. He was always questioning things, and he was skeptical about Christianity. But he kept an open mind, and kept searching for the truth about God. Over the past many years, he did come to believe in God, and at the time he passed he was a seeker of God. He came to church with me many times over the past decade, many of his closest friends were Christians, and myself and others shared the Gospel with him. He spent lots of time in meditation and thinking and talking about his spiritual life during his last months. And, I know that, because this journal of his talks about how he was grateful to God for being alive for another day, and it talks about how he was gaining peace through his spiritual life.

Only God knows a man’s heart. Only God knew Charlie’s heart. Only God knows if Charlie placed his trust in Jesus Christ before he passed, but it would not surprise me one bit if he did.

All I can know for sure is I worship a God of love and mercy, and I believe that that same God of love and mercy will do what is right and just for a good man who was seeking to know Him. I have to believe I will see my brother again one day in heaven, and I believe I will.
Thank you all for being here today to honor my big brother.













A Message from James Beel
(Charlie's son, age 8 years old)

" I think he will like Heaven. He can have lots of candy and play all the video games."








I learned that courage was
not the absence of fear,
but the triumph over it.
The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid but he who conquers that fear.
~Nelson Mandela