TRIUMPH - Andrew Lee Beamon, Sr., 62, of Triumph passed away unexpectedly on May 11, 2020 at his home.
Private graveside services were held at 11 a.m. on May 16 at Wisner Cemetery with Father Peter Pilon officiating. Merritt Funeral Home, Mendota handled the arrangements.
Andrew was born Aug. 2, 1957 in Chicago to Leo Louis and Josephine (Langridge) Beamon, Sr. He married Tamara Atwood on Sept. 9, 2011 in Kane County.
Survivors include his wife of Triumph; his mother, Josephine Beamon of Aurora; two sisters, Margaret Hill of Alabama and Linda Beamon of Illinois; two brothers, Jim (Laly) Beamon of Illinois and Leo Beamon, Jr. of Pennsylvania; and several stepchildren, grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father; his paternal grandparents, Grover and Martha (Kelley) Beamon; and maternal grandparents, Ernest and Grace (Guthier) Langridge.
Andrew attended school in North Aurora and was a Boy Scout during his youth. He was the proud owner of Andy’s Truck Repair, which he owned with his wife. A diesel mechanic for over 30 years, he worked on trucks, trailers and anything else. If he had a tool in his hand, he could fix it. He worked hard all his life and helped anyone with anything through the years. He had a heart of gold. He enjoyed spending time with his wife, their two black labs, Zena and Thor, his stepchildren, who he helped raise, and grandkids. Andrew was papa to all of them. He also enjoyed doing things around the house and watching television, and he loved eagles and Harley Davidson motorcycles.
Memorials may be directed to the family.