Wilton M Beam

4 julio , 193711 octubre , 2021

Wilton M Beam, 84, of Wichita Falls, TX passed away on Monday, October 11, 2021, in Wichita Falls, TX. Funeral Services will be at 10 A.M. Thursday, October 14, 2021, at Hampton Vaughan Crestview Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation will be Wednesday, October13, 2021, from 6-8 P.M. at Hampton Vaughan Crestview Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Hampton Vaughan Crestview Memorial Park.

Mr. Beam was born July 4, 1937, in Gouldbusk, TX to Manuel and Alma (Meredith) Beam. He married Joyce Sebastian on March 29, 1973. He served his country and retired from the US Air Force after 28 years. He was a member of the Air Force Chapel and served 15 years as the Shepherd Chapel Airman’s Prayer Chain Minister. He was a certified Volunteer Chaplain Assistant for Allred Prison. He worked with the Kairos and Horizon prison ministries.

Survivors include wife, Joyce Beam, children, Don Gedenk, Sue Cole, Dan Gedenk, Tammye Paz, Gene Beam and Jim Beam, sisters, Mae Bailey, Angie Riffe and Norma Bailey, 14 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren, 4 great-great-grandchildren, many nieces and nephews and extended family.

Wilton was preceded in death by 5 brothers, 2 sisters and a daughter, Diana Wright.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to St. Judes Children’s Hospital.


  • Visitation

    miércoles, 13 octubre , 2021

  • Funeral Service

    jueves, 14 octubre , 2021


Wilton M Beam


Sue Schmetzer

16 octubre , 2021

Thanks for the many precious memories, the fun times, and the joy you brought to Bud and I. Your continual support will always be remembered with a double portion of blessing that it brings.

I remember a time we were in route to Colorado and we were able to spend time at your home, what a blessing. It was. Fellowship, good food, along with the stories, laughter and friendship. It will be always treasured.

What a blessing to have Joyce beside you all through the years. She is truly special!

With love,

Randy Greenway

11 octubre , 2021

I enjoyed first getting to know Wilton during a Walk to Emmaus weekend. But working with Wilton in prison ministry at Allred was such a joy. I will miss him so much. And I know those he helped at Allred will also miss him so much. My condolences to his family.