James ‘Jim’ Beery

SALEM — James “Jim” Beery, 66, died early Sunday morning at Continuing Health Care in Lisbon.

Jim was born March 1, 1954, in Salem, the son of John and Lois (Coy) Beery.

He was a graduate of Hershey High School and earned an Associates degree in Business Management from Kent State University.

Jim worked his entire career as a carpenter.

He was also a veteran of the United States Air Force.

In his spare time, Jim enjoyed shooting pool in several leagues, including APA League, TAP League and Salem Tuesday night Pool League.

Jim is survived by his wife, the former Patricia Stewart, whom he spent 46 years with, and married Feb. 11, 2002; a daughter, Jamie Beery of Columbus; three sons, Josh (Tesa) Beery of Columbiana, John “J.J.” Beery of Salem and Jason McFarland of Leetonia; and three grandchildren, Seth Beery, Gavin McGilvary, and Thomas Gage Piatt.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brother John Beery.

Visitation will be held Monday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Higgins-Reardon Funeral Homes, Salem Chapel, followed by a military service at 7 p.m.

Visit www.higgins-reardon.com to send condolences to the family.