OBITUARY

Walter Edward Beabout

November 4, 1933January 24, 2019
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Walter E. Beabout of Lockport, NY, 85, went home to His Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Thursday, January 24th, 2019, after a long battle with Alzheimer’s Disease. He was born on November 4, 1933 in Franklinville, NY. His wife, Susan, survives him after 29 years of marriage. Walter was an engaging, loving husband and father, who also loved his Heavenly Father. He was a member of Ridgewood Bible Church, and enjoyed teaching Adult Sunday School, discipling boys in Boys’ Brigade, and teaching riflery at Camp Hickory Hill. Walter earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Ministry at Houghton College, and his Master’s Degree in Church Administration from the California Graduate School of Theology. He served as Pastor of various Free Methodist Churches for 23 years. He also worked for Opportunities Unlimited as a job coach. Walt loved a good joke, and shared himself wholly with people. He was “Mr. Mom” to his three boys when they were young and loved supporting them in their sports, their schooling, and outdoor family activities. He earned a black belt in Bushido Kai, a Christian karate club, and then taught classes for several years. He is also survived by four sons: Ron (Carol), Jonathan (Kathleen), Jason (Chelsea), and Joshua (Jocelyn). He also has 5 grandchildren: Geoffrey, Richard, Caleb, Violet, and Beckley; his sister, Patricia Lynn, and nephew, Roger Lucas. He was predeceased by his sister, Elaine Legenbauer. Family and friends are invited to Walt’s Celebration of Life on Sunday, January 27th, 2019 from 2-4 PM and 6-8 PM at Kenneth H. Sherrie Funeral Home, 6139 East Avenue, Newfane, NY 14108. Funeral service is on Monday, January 28th, 2019 at 11 AM, Ridgewood Bible Church, 7073 Ridge Road, Lockport, NY with Dr. Charles Jennings presiding. Interment will be at the Hartland Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Ridgewood Bible Church or Niagara Hospice 4675 Sunset Drive, Lockport, NY 14094.

  • FAMILY

  • Husband of: Susan

    sons: Ron (Carol)
    Jonathan (Kathleen)
    Jason (Chelsea)
    Joshua (Jocelyn)

    5 grandchildren: Geoffrey, Richard, Caleb, Violet, and Beckley

    Brother of: Patricia Lynn
    and the late Elaine Legenbauer

    nephew: Roger Lucas

Services

  • Visitation Sunday, January 27, 2019
  • Funeral Service Monday, January 28, 2019
REMEMBERING

Walter Edward Beabout

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Michael Ruda

January 31, 2019

My deepest sympathy to the Beabout family. Years of conversations with Sue at work I've seen what a close & happy family you all are. My prayers to you all.

Vince Doxbeck

January 28, 2019

Dear Sue, Ron, Jonathan, Jason, Joshua and Family,

My deepest condolences, thoughts and prayers to all of you. Walt was one of my greatest and dearest Friends! A wonderful man who had a deep impact on my life. We met in the early 90's at Opportunities Unlimited, shortly after Jonathon was born...I remember the first time we met, he had Jonathon on a child backpack as he came to the Opportunities office. We became friends almost immediately. We shared so many talks and discussions about the our faith and the scriptures...Walt had a true love for God and His Word and I loved tapping into his experience and knowledge. I still use and carry a Bible he presented to me...his words of encouragement and signature on the inside front cover have always meant so much. When Walt began training in the Martial Arts with us, I was honored to be his instructor and training partner. He was a wonderful student and soon became a wonderful Assistant Instructor! We had so many good times, but it was always those "straight from the heart" discussions we shared that meant the most. His insight into the scriptures made a profound impact on me, but his love for God and his love for others influenced me the most. You will never be forgotten my Friend...I am truly blessed for having known you and so very fortunate for the words you shared and spoke into my life! I pray God's comfort and Grace to all of the family and friends of this very special man...my Friend, Brother and fellow Warrior, Mr. Walter Beabout.
Vince Doxbeck

Cheryl Hughes

January 26, 2019

My thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time. God Bless...

Richard and Betty Hoover

January 25, 2019

Sue and your sweet family.
We are sending our sincere condolescences and sympathy. You have all enjoyed a wonderful family life and handled life’s issues with dignity and spirit. You have taught so many lessons to others just by being a loving family guided by your strong faith. Our hearts go out to you in your time of sorrow.
Richard and Betty Hoover

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