Michael “Shane” Beam, age 44, of Covington, passed away on Sunday Jan. 29, 2017 surrounded by his beloved family. Shane was born on June 7, 1972 in Decatur to George and Glenda Beam.
From a young age and throughout his adulthood, Shane was always an exceptional athlete. He excelled at any sport he chose to participate in, from running, bike riding, karate to soccer, Shane had a great talent for them all, but above all, soccer was Shane’s true passion. A talent so great, that he passed this talent to his children, Jordan and Tanner, who by following in their father’s footsteps, have become phenomenal soccer players as well. Shane had a dream to open their own soccer academy, to share not only their distinct talent and love of the game, but to provide a positive and lively place for the local youth to attain and show case their talents as well. In 2016 this vision of Shane’s, became a reality and The Upper 90 Soccer Training Academy was opened. And even with Shane’s outstanding athletic abilities, he carried a gift far beyond any athletic ability, and that was the gift of love and compassion for others.
Shane was a successful entrepreneur of Beam Enterprises and had the ability to fix just about anything. He always placed the considerations and wishes of others, before his own. He was graceful and kind, and always willing to lend his time, talent, workmanship, and love to others, especially the youth in the surrounding communities.
Shane loved not only his own children, but he loved and touched the lives of some many children, that also considered him as a father figure, a mentor and a dear and beloved friend. He was a treasured son, a devoted and loving husband, a dedicated and adoring father, cherished brother and uncle and an admired friend to all that knew him. Shane leaves with us a legacy, a legacy of faith, love and hope. And even when we are faced with great adversity and challenges in our lives, we must always remember that faith, love and hope always conquers all. Shane leaves behind to cherish his memory, his parents; George (Cheryl) Beam, Glenda Thomas Beam. His sister; Christina (Waylon) Weeks and son Dylon Weeks. His wife Kharmin Beam and their children, Jordan and Tanner Beam, as well as a host of other dedicated family and friends.
The Beams have requested that all attendees wear their favorite Upper 90 or soccer jersey, to the funeral service in celebration of Shane. A visitation will be held on Feb. 7, 2017, where the family will receive friends from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Eastridge Community Church in Covington. Funeral Services are to be held Wednesday Feb. 8, 2017 at 11 a.m. at Eastridge Community Church in Covington. Interment to follow directly after the funeral services, at The Honey Creek Woodlands, in Conyers.
The family has requested that in lieu of flowers, that donations be made in the memory of Shane to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. To offer condolences, please visit www.phoenixfuneralservicesinc.com Phoenix Funeral Services, Inc., are in charge of arrangements.