Gerald “Jerry” Beagle, 76, of Weirton, died Sunday, March 6, 2005 at his home. He was born September 14, 1928 in Holliday’s Cove, Weirton, a son of the late Everett and Elva (Newland) Beagle. He was also preceded in death by three brothers, Donald, Grover, and Herman Beagle; and two sisters, Eileen Beagle and Edith Stephens. Jerry was a member of the Church of Christ. He worked for over 50 years for Chrysler as an auto mechanic. Jerry is survived by his wife, Barbara (Scheetz) Beagle, whom he married December 25, 1949; two sons, Dennis Beagle and his wife Roseann, and Randy Beagle and his wife Annette, all of Weirton; four daughters, Cheryl Carnes of Cherry Hill, NJ, Joyce Best and her husband John Jr. of Weirton, Kathy Fowler of Middlebourne, WV, and Belinda Droppleman of Weirton; 17 grandchildren; and 11 great grandchildren. Visitation will be from 7-9 PM Monday and 1-5 and 7-9 PM Tuesday at Greco-Hertnick Funeral Home, 3219 Main Street, Weirton, where funeral services will be held 11 AM Wednesday. Minister Steve Smithbauer will preside. Burial will be at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, Weirton. Memorial donations may be made to Valley Hospice, 380 Summit Avenue, Steubenville, OH 43952. Share tributes with his family at Funeral Home: Greco Hertnick Funeral Home 3219 Main Street Weirton, WV US 26062

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  1. Randy, Annette, and Family. Please accept our deepest sympathy in the passing of Mr. Beagle. May God lift you up and carry you through this difficult time. You always have a friend in (us), Anthony/Jennifer Orecchio and Kids.

  2. Aunt Barbara and Cousins, My heart is broken from the loss of a great man. Uncle Gerald was always my favorite uncle and would always have a smile and words of encouragement. You all mean the world to me, and I know distance has kept us apart in years, but never ever out of my heart and thoughts. Uncle Gerald was always my connection to daddy when I was young and as I grew to me they were very much a like. We have all lost the best of the best that God has made. Now we can only live in what was in his heart, our memories, and through his love he left behind for all of us. I love you and will always be a phone call away. Love, Betty


  4. Dear Beagle family, I have been neighbors with Dennis and Roseann, class mate of Joyce and worked with Belinda and Annette at the hospital.I also attended the West Street Church of Christ. I wanted to express my sympathy on the loss of your father. I pray that our Lord grants you peace in yourtime of grief. I will keep your family in my prayers. Jeanie Green McHenry

  5. Dear Aunt Barbara and Family, When I walked into your home over 35 years ago, I knew it was a home full of love! Seeing all the 6 ‘kids’ laughing and playing and fussing with each other made me think of my own home, with my 9 brothers and sisters. When Gary took me ‘down the river’ the very first time to the farm, being a ‘concrete jungle Yankee’, Uncle Jerry showed me the beauty of West Virginia! Randy and Dennis were stinkers and teased me the entire visit. In getting you guys lost in DC when Joyce relocated, I know you were tired but you never once showed any impatience with me. I knew I was accepted and loved and had become a member of the family. Visits over the years have been sparse, but never does too much time pass that I don’t think of all of you and how much love you had for each other and for your mothers and your family. I love you and will miss Uncle Jerry very much. Eileen.

  6. Aunt Barb and Family, Monday when I got onto that plane to come back home was very hard on me..But knowing that Uncle Gerald knew I was there meant so very much to me and that made it so much easier to leave..We all have great memories of Uncle Gerald and I could list so many I have, but it said UP TO 1000 CHARACTERS so I will list just a few..The one I really treasure will always be the one where he showed us all to be strong when we lost our dad,he was there with us and held us all up..Coming up to the house and there he is out side working on cars late at night,he was a very hard worker..And the list could go on..I too agree with Betty we have all lost the best of the best that God had made..My heart,my love,my thoughts will always be with you.With all our love,Bob and Edie

  7. Dennis and family, I just learned about your father and I hate I missed the visitation. I am very sorry for your loss. If there is anything I can do, let me know. Jim

  8. Our sympathies to your whole family. We worked with Jerry at Pavlik’s several years ago & he was just the nicest person. We are so sorry to hear of his passing. May you find comfort in knowing he is now in a better place, free from all pain. May God Bless & keep you. Michele Hudson & Mary Ann Gaston

  9. Barb and Family, We offer our heartfelt sympathy to to and your family. I can remember when I was younger how many times Jerry worked on my car. He always had a smile on his face. Our prayers will be with you. Jackie & Tom Fijewski

  10. Hi Grandpa! i miss u very much. it’s so hard to go to your house with grandma and not see you there. you are one of the best grandpas in the world! I can remember every time you would call my house to talk to my dad. Every time i would answer you would always say”How ya doin kid?” i would say “Good.” and then you would say “Well you’re sure lookin good!” I remember that every time i see your name on my phone. And remember grandpa, God only takes the best so i know you’re right up there with him! I love you very much grandpa and wish u didn’t have to leave but i know it was your time to go! Good-bye grandpa. I love you more then words can explain!!

  11. Dear Grandpa and Family, I remember always going up to the house to stay the nights. I just loved how grandpa was always working his hardest. No matter what he did he wanted to fix stuff. I remember in the mornings when he would try to trip us with his crutches! It so hard to go up the house without him there. I always wanted to be like him and do my best. At the ann. party i saw him cry. I thought, ” Wow, I’ve never seen him cry before.” I know Alyssa, Chelsea, and Jacob thought the same. Although we all knew he wasn’t sad he was so happy it brought tears to his eyes. When we go to his house on Christmas Eve. which is their ann. I’m gonna cry. It hard to go through any holiday without him making us laugh. My at my birthday party when my other grandpa asked me who was there I said everyone including grandpa. In my heart I Know he was there. God saw that he was tired and a cure was not to be. So he put his arms around him and whispered, “come with me.” With tearful eyes we watched him suffer and sae him fade away. Although we loved him dearly, We could not make him stay. A golden heart stopped beating, Hard working hands to rest. God broke our hearts to prove to us he only takes the best. I love you grandpa.

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