Obituaries

Obituaries

John Wesley Beach 1924 - 2006 Amarillo, Texas

Services for John Wesley Beach, 81, Amarillo, were July 6 at Cornerstone Church in Amarillo. Burial was in Fort Sill National Cemetery.Mr. Beach died Sunday, July 2, 2006, in Amarillo.He was born Aug. 18, 1924, in Kansas City, Kan., the son of Warren and Jesse Beach. He graduated from Kansas University with a journalism degree in 1948. He later returned to Lawrence, Kan., where he lived for five years.Mr. Beach served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He was an advertising executive from 1951 to 1980. He worked for Associated Advertising from the early 1950s to the late 1970s, when he started his own agency. He was active in his church.He married Ann Faulkner in 1975. She survives, of the home.Other survivors include two sons, Bill, Alexandria, Va., and John R., Wichita, Kan.; a daughter, Nancy Klein, Amarillo; three stepsons, Brock Faulkner, Atlanta, Brian Faulkner, Missouri, and Brad Faulkner, Arizona; and five grandchildren.Cox Funeral Home in Amarillo was in charge of arrangements.