- July 15, 2015
James David Beech, 54, born March 12, 1961, died April 19, 2015, at his home in Clermont, Florida.
Jim (also known as Jimbo to childhood friends) was born in Columbus, Georgia, to the late James L. Beech and Carolyn Beech. A longtime resident of West Orange County, Jim graduated from West Orange High School in 1979 and then went on to attend Valencia Community College before becoming a lineman for the local power company.
Jim worked for Duke Energy, formerly known as Progress Energy, for 30-plus years. He recently retired from the industry and spent his time hunting, fishing, being with his children and grandchildren and cheering for his beloved Florida State Seminoles.
Jim is survived by his two children, Heather (David) Fraga, of Key West, Florida, and Cael (Tiffany) Beech, of Clermont; his two grandchildren, Faith and Cace Beech; his mother, Carolyn Beech, of Ocoee; and two sisters, Caren (Keith) Napier, of Maitland, and JoAnna (Eric) McCurry, of Orlando. He is also survived by a nephew, Ryan Napier, of Jacksonville; and his niece, Monica (Eric) Good, of Orlando.
Memorial services were held April 24 at Mosaic Community Church, Oakland.