Howard R. Beerbower, Jr., 71, of Springfield, died at 6:48 p.m., Friday, March 21, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center. He was born September 5, 1942, in Ardmore, Oklahoma, to Howard, Sr. and Betty Patton Beerbower. He married Lisa Goltz on August 10, 1973, and she survives.
He is also survived by one daughter, Carrie (Keith) Jackson of Demopolis, Alabama; two sons, Matthew (Genelle) Beerbower of Denver, Colorado and Joseph (Bobbie) Beerbower of Auburn, Illinois; nine grandchildren, Tanner, Haley, August, Larson, Campbell, Jocelyn, Anna Weber, Avery and Audre; one brother, David Beerbower of Assumption, Illinois and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Howard was a resident of Central Illinois for over 20 years and was a masonry contractor.
He was a collector of vintage toys and enjoyed sharing them with his grandchildren, who he loved being around.
Memorial Gathering: 1-3 p.m., Tuesday, March 25, 2014 at Staab Funeral Home.
Memorial Service: 3:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 25, 2014 at Staab Funeral Home with Pastor David Beerbower officiating.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association.