Charlie, NC4CD, forwarded the following obituary for Gene, W4PVI, and noted that he was a former DFMA member The picture is from QRZ.com. (Check out Gene's QRZ entry if you are curious about what he is driving.)
ALABAMA — Gene Whitmore Beaver, 86, of Summerdale, Alabama passed away Thursday, July 16, 2015, surrounded by loved ones.
Mr. Beaver was preceded in death by his daughter, Bonnie Lynn Beaver; his parents, Kermit and Elizabeth Thompson Beaver; and his wife's parents, Tyree and Blanche Jones.
He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Dorothy “Dottie;” daughter, Jeannie Martin and son-in-law, Lloyd of Granbury, Texas; daughter, Terri Hanson and son-in-law Bob of Sandy, Utah; grandchildren, Eric, Taylor, Danielle, Zach and Bridget; brother, Kermit; sisters, Betsy Yarbrough and Beverly Smith-Petersen; and many other relatives and friends.
Gene loved his family. He served his country for 21 years in the United States Navy and continued his love of adventure for the remainder of his life: RVing to all 50 states, flying power parachutes and ultralights, off-roading, water skiing and competing in pickleball and pool.
A celebration of life memorial service will be held at the Marlow UMC on Wednesday, July 22, 2015, at 2 p.m. A burial service in Barrancas National Cemetery in Pensacola, Florida will be July 27, 2015 at 1:15 p.m.