- March 3, 2020
Michael Jeffrey Beaver of Winter Garden, Florida, passed away on March 17, 2023, at the age of 75. He was born on Dec. 4, 1947, in Norfolk, Virginia, where he grew up briefly before moving to Hamlet, North Carolina, and Daytona Beach, Florida. He settled in Central Florida after his service in the Vietnam War, where he served four tours as a Sergeant for the Army 101st Airborne Division/ 42nd Scout Dog Platoon.
He graduated from Winter Park High School in 1965 and Seminole Community College in 1969.
Mr. Beaver worked for Walt Disney World from 1971 to 1996, predominantly as the Director of Golf Operations. He also spent time at Orange County National Golf Center and Lodge and retired from West Orange Country Club in 2003.
His passion was his family, friends, trips to the casinos (not that he was very good) and golf. … We think he counted all his strokes, but not sure!
He was preceded in death by his mother, Evelyn Beaver.
He is survived by his wife, Doreen; son Scott, No. 1 Karen and grandson MJ; and son Brad and grandson Gunnar.
The family would like to thank all of our friends, family and his caregivers for the care and compassion they showed Mike during his final days.
Family and friends are invited to attend a Celebration of Life 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 28, 2023, at West Orange Country Club, located at 3300 West Orange Country Club Drive, Winter Garden, FL 34787.
In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation in their honor to US War Dogs Association, uswardogs.org.