Warren E. Beville, 93, passed away on Friday morning in Indianapolis. He was a resident of Greenwood.
He was born Feb. 25, 1924, in Indianapolis to Ernest H. and Charlotte (Hannefey) Beville. He grew up in Huntington.
He married Helen (Land) Beville in 1946.
Survivors include three sons, Michael (Sandy) Beville of Blythewood, South Carolina, Jeffrey (Debbie) Beville of Greenwood, Richard (Dianne) Beville of Oak Hill, Virginia, one daughter, Marijo (Gary) Checkeye of Greenwood; nine grandchildren, Dr. Christine (James) Myers, John (Susie) Beville, Brad Beville, Ryan Checkeye, Tyler and Hannah Checkeye, Kirk and Melissa Beville, Brian and Elaine Beville, Evan and Diondra Checkeye and Cole Beville; and eight great-grandchildren, Andrew, Joshua, Joseph, Hannah, Patrick, Brody, Riley and Bryce.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Miles Beville, and a sister, Margaret Beville.
Warren was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. He served in Navy radio intelligence. After his Navy duty, he was employed by Indiana Bell Telephone Co. for 37 years, retiring as an out-state district plant engineering manager.
Warren and Helen moved to Greenwood in 1952. He was active in the community in civic and church activities, as well as youth activities.
He organized and was the first president of the Greenwood Little League and first president of the Babe Ruth League (now Senior League). He served on the board of the lassie league, and helped organize a basketball league for kids at the community building in Greenwood.
Warren was elected to the first school board for Greenwood community schools in 1967, serving four terms.
He was awarded the Greenwood Jaycees “Good Citizen Award” in 1970; the Jaycees “Man of the Year” award in 1972; the Greenwood Little League Baseball Award in 1996 for 40 years of service; and the Sertoma Club of Greenwood “Service to Mankind” award in 2000. He was also a 50-year member of Greenwood Masonic Lodge No. 514, F. & A.M.
His community service extended to assisting the city of Greenwood. He was a precinct committeeman for eight years, and served on the zoning board for 14 years and board of works and safety for 12 years. He worked the polls for over 20 years.
Warren was a member of the Community Church of Greenwood, where he had served as an elder and a deacon for many years. Later in his life, he was member of Southland Community Church in Greenwood.
Visitation hours will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday at Southland Community Church, 5800 W. Smith Valley Road, Greenwood. Dr. Charles Lake and Rev. Steve Schellin will officiate a celebration of Warren’s life at 1 p.m. Entombment will follow at Forest Lawn Memory Gardens.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Southland Community Church, Building Fund, 5800 W. Smith Valley Road, Greenwood, IN 46143.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Wilson St.Pierre Funeral Service & Crematory, Greenwood Chapel.
You are invited to read Warren’s obituary at wilsonstpierre.com, where you may sign the online register book or leave a condolence for the family.