Charles Durward Beam

Charles Durward Beam, age 90, of Helena passed away on Tuesday, August 23, 2022. Charles was born on June 14, 1932, to his parents, Martin Asberry Beam and Gladys Opal Utter Beam, both have preceded him.

Charles is survived by son, Chuck Beam (Gina); daughters, Tammy Swinney (Tracy) and Suzanne Austin (Scott); grandchildren, Melissa, Bree, Adison, Taylor, Asher, Gray, Regan and Witt; 3 great grandchildren; sister, Letha Blythe; special friend, Sue Junkins; and many cousins, nieces, and nephews.

Charles served in the Airforce and was stationed overseas during the Korean War. After leaving the Airforce Charles went to work for IBM in Columbia, SC.  Charles retired from IBM after 35 years.

Committal service will be Monday, August 29, 2022 at 10:15 a.m. in the Alabama National Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers the family asks donations to be made to the Alzheimer’s Association @ for Charles Beam Sr. tribute.


  1. Cliassa Lutz Crouch on August 25, 2022 at 10:15 pm

    Tammy so sorry to learn of your dad’s passing.
    Thoughts and prayers for you all.

  2. Bob Gignillait on August 26, 2022 at 9:41 am

    I am sorry for your loss. I loved your dad’s spirit. Always had a smile for everyone. He and my dad were close and spent time working on there computers. Thoughts and prayers for you and your family.
    🙏🏻🙏🏻 🕊

  3. Michele Hogge on August 26, 2022 at 2:03 pm

    Hi Honey,
    Your dad was a one of a kind, funny guy. I liked him a lot, you both had a great sense of humor…you favored him..
    Wishing you comfort and peace cause it’s hard for a girl to lose her daddy no matter what age. Love ya, miss ya best neighbor ever

  4. Marie Walker on August 29, 2022 at 3:36 am

    My condolences to y’all, just the little time spent with Mr. Beam he was a kind and loving person.