Caleb Sylvester Beem, a dedicated employee and loving family man, passed away on October 7, 2023, leaving behind cherished memories and a lasting impact on those who knew him. He was born on July 18, 1941, in Claremore, Oklahoma.
Caleb led a fulfilling career at Jim Hinds Trucking company, where his strong work ethic and commitment to excellence made him an invaluable asset to the team. His unwavering dedication to his profession earned him the respect and admiration of his colleagues. Caleb's tireless efforts and attention to detail were instrumental in the success of the company.
Beyond his professional accomplishments, Caleb was a man who treasured time spent with his family above all else. He epitomized the meaning of devotion and love as a husband to Willie Jo Murphy Beem. Their unwavering bond and unbreakable partnership were beacons of strength to all who knew them. Caleb's role as a father brought him immeasurable joy, and he leaves behind a legacy of love through his children Joe Dean Russell and wife Rosenell of Salina,OK, Treisia Noel Beem of Salina, OK, Tina Jo Copeland-Nickels and husband Paul E. of Pryor, OK, Shawona Calene Littledave and husband Jeff of Salina, OK, Coweta Lorlene Thornton and Jeremy Cravatt also of Salina, LaDonna Lyn Coaltrain and Jay of Locust Grove, and David J.W. Pettit of Nowata, OK; and siblings, Johnann Forkner of Chouteau, OK, Andrew Easky of Muskogee, OK, Anita Ford of Tulsa, OK, and Kelly Easky of Blue Springs, Missouri.
Caleb experienced immense pride in serving his country as a member of the United States Army from 1955 to 1965. His dedication to protecting his homeland reflected the noble values that defined him throughout his life.
In his leisure time, Caleb found solace in nature. He possessed an innate love for fishing and outdoor exploration which allowed him to find serenity amidst the beauty of the natural world. Tinkering and working with his hands brought him great satisfaction and exemplified his curious spirit. Caleb also had a special affinity for animals, finding comfort in their companionship.
A man of eloquence and grace, Caleb's warm presence and genuine concern for others left an indelible mark on the hearts of everyone he encountered. He had an infectious smile that could brighten the darkest of days and a kind word for those in need. Caleb's compassion knew no bounds, and he always went out of his way to lend a helping hand to friends and strangers alike.
A memorial service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Friday, October 13, 2023, in the Shipman’s Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Billy Rapien officiating. To leave his family a personal message, please visit his guestbook at www.shipmansfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Shipman’s Funeral & Cremation Service.
Caleb Sylvester Beem will forever be remembered as a man who left an indelible impact through his hard work, love for family, honorable service to his country, and passion for nature. His spirit will live on in the hearts of all those fortunate enough to have known him.
In addition to his wife Willie Jo Murphy Beem, daughter Brenda Colene Mitchell, parents, grandsons, brothers and sisters who preceded him in death, Caleb is survived by a loving family including 32 grandchildren and 55 great-grandchildren. May they find solace in the treasured memories they shared with Caleb and may his legacy of love continue to inspire generations to come.