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Thomas "T.J." Beach, 92, passed away Saturday, October 15, 2016, at his home in Weston, Mo. Visitation will be 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 18, at Vaughn Funeral Home in Weston. Service will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 19, at First Baptist Church of Weston. Interment with military honors will follow at the Pleasant Ridge Cemetery in Weston. The family suggests contributions be given to the First Baptist Church of Weston. T.J. was born March 10, 1924, in Weston to Thomas Jefferson and Martha Robinson (Sams) Beach. He was a lifelong resident of Weston, and member of the First Baptist Church, where he served as deacon. T.J. earned his Master's Degree in Chemistry from Missouri University. He proudly served his country in the Army Air Corps, during World War II. Afterwards, T.J. earned his teaching degree at University of Missouri-Kansas City. He spent most of his working life as chemistry, physics, and mathematics teacher for the West Platte R-II School District of Weston; where his career would span several generations of students. He devoted much of his career preparing students for science fair competitions, including Weston's science fair; where, after his retirement, he served as judge. T.J. raised cattle on the family farm in his spare time, and was an avid reader. T.J. was a member of the local Sons of the American Revolution; and continued in later years as an educator and local historian through his writings, including his book, "Old Houses in Northern Platte County". He was preceded in death by his parents, and three sisters, Lucille Beach, Alma Jean Snook, and Emma Margaret Frey. T.J. is survived by five nephews, Dr. Don (Leticia) Frey and children Zachary (Lindsay) and Dustin (Christa); David (Linda) Frey and children Tracy and Katherine (Matt) Rick Frey, Daniel Snook; and Thomas (Kathleen) Snook; and three great- great nieces. Arr.: Vaughn Funeral Home, Weston, (816) 386-2281.
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