BEERY, Charles Clifton
Charles Clifton Beery of Watkins Glen was born in Oakland, CA on December 27, 1936. After a valiant battle with cancer, he passed away on March 3, 2009. Mr. Beery was employed in the land title insurance business for over 30 years, in California and in Texas. He was a member of the California National Guard and served in the US Army from 1954 -1960. Mr. Beery was an enthusiastic hobbyist and was founder/co-founder of five collecting and fishing clubs in California, Texas, and Tennessee. He authored many articles of the same, including a book on bass fishing. He was a gifted artist and his drawings of fish and wildlife and his mail envelope art (cachets) are treasured gifts by family and friends.
Mr. Beery will be missed by his wife, Patricia Beery of Watkins Glen; daughter, Susan (Tim) Bruck of Accord, NY; stepchildren, Bud (Carolyn) Tinney and Frank (Lily) Tinney of Liberty, TX; Donald Tinney, Jr., and Patricia (Troy) Dyce of Clarksville, TN; Ginger Tinney (Don) of Dundee, NY; his step-grandchildren, Robert (Jennifer) Tinney, Andrew and Matthew (Tarah) Tinney of Liberty, TX; Rachel and Sonny Pellor of Clarksville, TN; Ricky (Jen) Naylor, Billy McRae, Wyatt and Silver Hall-Sutterby of Dundee, NY; his sister, Virginia Taylor of Merced; nephews, William (Ginger) Taylor of Merced, Steve (Gina) Taylor of Lincoln, CA, David (Terry) Taylor of Beaverton, OR and Kent Taylor of of Merced; his great-nieces, Meghan and Kira Taylor of Merced and Lisa Taylor of Los Angeles, CA; and six great-grandchildren,Lindsey and Lacey Tinney of Liberty, TX, Izayah, Chardy, Zachary and Elijah, all of Dundee, NY.
A Memorial service for Charles will be held April 1, 2009 at 11:00am on the shores of Seneca Lake (where he caught a big one a year ago). We will all be casting a line (some with only Pansies, his favorite flower, attached) in his memory-to honor one of his favorite things in life. So wherever you are-please join us by casting your own line, in his memory. There will be refreshments to follow at his home, 806 N. Decatur St, Watkins Glen. Please send us your fondest memories, pictures or stories so we can share them with others on this day. You may “Light A Candle” in his memory or sign a memorial guestbook online at www.Royce-Chedzoy.com. Arrangements by Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, Watkins Glen.