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Thomas Hoyt Bean

Thomas Hoyt Bean, born Feb. 27, 1930, passed away Dec. 21 at his residence in Russellville.

He was born to the late Walker (Beulah) Phillips Bean. He was married to the late Martha Bean for 46 years. He had four brothers: William Loris Bean, Billy Bean, Earl Roy Bean and David Bean and one sister Olivia, all of whom preceded him in death.
Mr. Bean graduated from Leighton Training School in Leighton in 1957. He joined Saint Paul Christian Methodist Episcopal Church at an early age and then enlisted in the United States Army and served two years, having fought in the Korean War and receiving the Korean War Medal, W1 Bronze Service Star and United Nations Service Medal. After working for Reynolds Metal Company for 31 years as a truck driver, he retired in 1985.

He is survived by his children: Thomas and wife Patricia Young, Russellville, Terry and wife Allison Young, Madison, Jerry and wife Patricia Young, Canton, Md., Rose Hamilton, Ypsilanti, Mich., Corey and wife Sonya Bean, Tanner, Tori and husband Cecil Rudolph, Russellville, Beverly Guin, Florence, and the late Thomas Bernard Bean.

Also surviving him are special sisters-in-law: Cathryn Croom of Florence, Minnie Bean of Russellville and Shirley Bean of Marshall, Texas. He is survived by a large number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren and one special grandchild, Rachel Burgess.

Visitation for Mr. Bean will be Dec. 23 from 10-11 a.m. at Pinkard Funeral Home Chapel, Russellville. Services will follow at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Eric Williams officiating. Services will conclude with burial at Franklin Memory Gardens, Russellville. Honorary pallbearers will be Curt Frizell, George E. Coleman and Henry Christian.

His family wishes to extend a special thanks to Gentiva Hospice and sitter Rosha Hamilton.