Roy Clinton ""Judge"" Bean, age 63 of Rural Norris City died on Tuesday, May 26, 2015 in the Veteran Admin Medical Center in Marion, IL. Judge as most knew him was born in New Haven on December 6, 1951 to the late Charles and Vondalee (Wicker) Bean. He served his country in the Army in Vietnam. He was retired as a Over the Road truck driver with Premier Transportation and Werner Enterprises for about 26 years. He also drove for West Farms. On May 28, 1994 he married Susan (Franklin) who survives. Judge was a member of the New Haven American Legion, Post 1141. He loved the outdoors, hunting, fishing but mostly loved his family.
Judge is survived by his wife Susan of Norris City, 3 sons, Thomas Leonard Bean of Montevallo, AL, Larry Towns of Evansville, IN, John & Amy Towns of Sedalia, MO, 4 daugthers, April & Tom Gorski of Linwood, MI, Tammy Swatsenberg of Bastrop, LA, Pamela Browning of Montevallo, AL and Krystal Mitchell of Nashville, TN. 3 brothers, Jim & Frankie Bean of West Frankfort, IL, Jack & Gail Bean of New Haven, IL, Lester & Aileen Lawson of Sapula, OK. 5 sisters, Jennie & Daryl May of Norris City, IL, Karen Cashmore of Carmi, IL, Ruth Bean of Vincennes, IN, Loriane Roark of Wilmington, IL and Shirley Cambridge of California. 6 grandchildren, Melanie, Alyssa, Kaylie, Christopher, Kaitlyn and Cainan. Preceded in death by his parents, along with a brother Charles Bean and 2 Sisters, Kathy Bertlozzi and Mary Ann.
His wishes were to be cremated. A dinner and memorial service will be held on June 27, 2015 from 10 to 12 Noon at the New Haven Community Center at 61 Vine St. in New Haven, IL
Cox & Son Funeral Home in New Haven is entrusted with the arrangements. You may leave a note of comfort to the family at www.coxandson.com