John Clinton Beaver
May 3, 1927 – October 7, 2020
Mr. John Clinton (J.C.) Beaver, age 93 of China Grove, passed away on Wednesday, October 7, 2020 at the N.C. Veterans Home in Salisbury. Born May 3, 1927, he was the only son of the late Charles and Anna Hoffman Beaver of Landis. His wife, Edith Mae Henley Beaver and his only sister, Louise preceded him in death. J.C. proudly served his country and was a veteran of WWII having served in France, Germany and Belgium as a Sergeant in the 3rd Army, HG Battery 115th AAA Gun Battalion attached to Allied Expeditionary Forces (Flaming Sword) in Europe under Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower. In Rowan County, he was a member of the Rowan County Veterans Council, the Military Honor Guard and Color Guard. He was a former Prudential agent and staff manager in the Charlotte district.
J.C. was a man of honor, integrity and character. His word was his bond. His son Larry said “he was the best of the 1930’s greatest generation”. All who knew J.C. respected his solid, trustworthy lifestyle. He was an avid hunter, outdoorsman, and a great Dad, taking his sons on hunting trips driving his 1947 Willys Jeep into the mountains. During the 1950’s and 1960’s, he loved playing the string bass at Landis Baptist Church, and on numerous occasions, he was asked to play on recordings with various gospel quartets. J.C. leaves behind a great legacy that will never be forgotten.
Those left to cherish his memory are his twin sons, Larry and his wife, Mary and Barry and his wife Cathy. He also leaves behind five granddaughters, two great-grandsons and one great-granddaughter. Graveside Service with Full Military Honors for J.C. will be on Friday, October 23, 2020 at 10:00am at National Cemetery in Salisbury. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.linn-honecutt.com. Linn-Honeycutt Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Mr. Beaver.
Graveside Service with Full Military Honors
Salisbury National Cemetery
John Clinton Beaver
October 20, 2020
J.C. WAS A GREAT MAN AND I ALWAYS ENJOYED HIS STORIES. I HELPED HIM SKIN HIS DEER FROM TIME TO TIME AND ALWAYS ENJOYED HIS COMPANY AT OUR BUDDY’S COOKOUT AT CHRISTMAS!! HE SURE COULD EAT SOME DEER AND DUCK! GOD SPEED SIR! YOU WILL BE MISSED !!