William Rice Beeman Jr.

BeemanWilliamphoto 2








William Rice Beeman Jr. Was born on September 24, 1962 in Dayton, OH He passed away on June 9th 2021 peacefully at home surrounded by his family.


William attended Jefferson Township and Dayton Public Schools and graduated from the Meadowdale H.S.  He retired from the V.A. after 20 + years.


William who was affectionally known as “Buzzy” and “Old School” by the younger generation will be missed by all. William enjoyed the simple things in life and one of those things was spending time with his children. You could find them on any given Saturday morning at Bob Evans eating breakfast, drinking coffee and hot chocolate. He was passionate about cooking, fishing, traveling and having a good time wherever he went, he was the life of every party!

He was also a cast member of Hi Sugha Productions.


William is preceded in death by his wife Wanda Beeman, Grandparents Georgia Mae and Felix Buchanan Mother Eartha B. Appleberry, Step Father John Appleberry, Father William R. Beeman Sr. Sisters, Evon Appleberry, Evette Appleberry and Georgena Groves. He is survived by his loving children Daughter Shamariay Beeman, Son William Rice Beeman III (Nunu) Loving and devoted Sister Evangelist Jocelyn Mcguire who never left his side and always had his back. Brothers Timothy Beeman, Willie Beeman, William Anthony Beeman, Joshua Peptit. Nephews Elder Jamar Jamerson, Jarell Jamerson, James Jamerson, Jacob Hillsman, Terry Appleberry, Torry Greenleaf, Nieces Tiffany Appleberry, Tanesha (Travoy) Horton and Daniella Groves. Along with a host of other adopted nieces and nephews, adopted brother Dontrey Adley, all of his buddies on Birchview Dr, friends, best friends and special friend Misty Moreland.












Private Visitation 1:00 PM and Private Funeral Service 2:00 PM Thursday, June 17, 2021 at MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE EAST, 5456 E. Livingston Ave. (one block east of Noe Bixby, turn North on Lonsdale Rd).

Condolence Messages

  1. We are saddened to learn about the loss of your love one. Continue to rely on God and know that he hears your prayers, because he cares for you. Thinking of you all.

  2. Cheryl McNeil and Henrietta Beeman

    I cannot comprehend how difficult this time must be for you. I am so sorry. Know that my family and I are thinking of you, and wishing you strength as you deal with so much grief.

  3. Yo’ Buzzy. We had some good times in HS and later as adults. I’ll miss you my brother. R.I.H

  4. Shalonda Harden

    A dear friend and classmate. Truly love and kindness describes such a wonderful man. Buzzy we’re saddened and will miss your smiles and hugs.
    Love, Shalonda, Tronie, Trinie, KaVon, & Di.

Leave Your Condolence