Harold Bean

Harold Bean, 90, of Athens, Ohio, formerly of Nelsonville, passed away peacefully on March 29, 2022, at his residence.

Harold was born May 6, 1931, in Athens, Ohio to Elvin and Hazel Daft Bean. He is a 1949 graduate of Nelsonville High School where he played basketball, football, and was an avid thespian. He served in the United States Air Force during the Korean Conflict as an Air Traffic Controller, stationed in England and New Mexico; retired after 43 years of service from AEP; was a member of the Athens American Legion #21; a member of the Nelsonville VFW; member of the Paramuthia Masonic Lodge in Athens; and was a member of the Nelsonville United Methodist Church.

Surviving him are his son, Scott Douglas Bean of Athens; daughter, Stefanie Lea Vath (Bean) of Athens; grandchildren, Chief Warrant Officer Brandon (Tasya) Bean of Monterey, CA and Brandt Bean (Devin Davis) of Chauncey; 8 great-grandchildren; brothers, Ronnie Bean of Sun City, TX, and Paul Bean (Bernita Crawford) of Nelsonville; sister, Sharon (Lawrence) Bowe of Little Hocking; special niece, Kaitlyn Liston; and several nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents; wife, Myrna Hawk Bean; father-in-law, Garland Hawk; stepfather-in-law, Frank Allen; mother-in-law, Florence Hawk-Allen (Brooks); brother, James Bean; sister, Francis (Mickey) Bean McGoye; and sister-in-law, Martha Elaine Swank Bean.

Funeral services were held Sunday, April 3, 2022, at 3:00 PM at the First United Methodist Church, Nelsonville, Ohio with Reverend Phil Thomas officiating. Burial was at the Carbon Hill Cemetery, Carbon Hill, Ohio, alongside his wife Myrna, father-in-law Garland Hawk, and mother-in-law Florence Hawk-Allen (Brooks). Military Graveside services were conducted by the Combined Color Guard.

Calling hours were observed on Saturday, April 2, 2022, from 2:00 – 4:00 and 6:00 – 8:00 PM at the Warren-Brown Funeral Home, Nelsonville, Ohio.

In leu of flowers, please make donations to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.