Robert Allen “Bob” Beechy, 78, of Winesburg, finished his earthly journey, Thursday, January 3, 2019, surrounded by family at LifeCare Hospice, following a brief illness.

Bob was born January 16, 1940, in Dundee, to the late Paul R. and Beulah (Deetz) Beechy. He married Esther (Schlabach) Beechy on November 9, 1959, in Sarasota, Florida. Throughout their 59 years together they were blessed with four sons, thirteen grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren, and were looking forward to the arrival of their third great-grandchild in July.  

Their children and their families include, Rick (Peg) Beechy of Winesburg, Stacy, Caleb Taylor, Audra, Leah, Mariah, and Joel Beechy.

Brian (Beth) Beechy of Winesburg, Leah (Josh) Stetter, Lucas and Connor; Krista Beechy; Emily (Cody) Gerber; Megan, and Clay Beechy.

Christopher (Ashleigh) Beechy of Galena, Bennett and Sara Beechy.

Matthew (Kristen) Beechy of Winesburg, Cade and Violet Beechy.

He is also survived by his brother, Jim (Joyce) Beechy, of Millersburg; and aunt, Dorothy Frank, of Gnadenhutten.  

Bob and Esther owned and operated Beechy’s Garage until retirement allowed them the freedom to spend cold winters in beautiful Sarasota, where Bob stayed active serving with Habitat for Humanity. Bob thrived on hard work. He enjoyed being part of Sugarcreek Free Methodist Church Mission Trips and NewPointe Community Church Impact Days. Most of all he loved “just being a blessing” by mowing multiple lawns, and helping wherever needed.  Loved by his family, friends, employees, and neighbors, Bob epitomized the phrase “he’s such a good guy”. His dog Fero, was a faithful companion, the family is pretty sure Fero was sitting at Heavens window waiting for his master to come home. 

The family will greet guests Sunday, January 6, from 2-5 PM at Smith-Varns Funeral Home in Sugarcreek. A Celebration of Life service will take place at 11 AM on Monday at Zion Reformed Church in Winesburg with Pastor Dwight Mason officiating.  A private family burial will take place prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made in Bob’s memory to LifeCare Hospice; NewPointe Community Church/Eight Days of Hope; or a Habitat for Humanity near you.

See ya later alligator….