Tim Beam

Tim BeamAge of 73, passed away October 25, 2023. He was born January 4, 1950, in Lansing, Michigan, to William and Dorothy Beam. After his tour in the Navy, Tim graduated from Michigan State University with a degree in Photography and Criminal Justice. He also retired from General Motors Corp., where he worked as a Team Coordinator and Parts Transporter. With all of his passions, Tim was a track photographer for Spartan Speedway and an actor in local films and theater. He enjoyed motorcycles and building models. Tim also had a great affection for planes, which transported him to the skies with flight lessons. He had a deep love for cats, dogs and horses, but cared for all animals. Tim loved to karaoke! He attempted to set a world record for singing in over 500 consecutive daily events. In his most recent years, Tim’s love for food and cooking never ceased. Surviving Relatives: his son, William (Stephanie) Beam; brother, Raymond Beam; sister, Dena Johnson; and former wife, Claudia (Gary) Hultgren. His family wishes to thank his caretakers and friends for their love and care during his final days. The funeral service will be held at 1:00 PM Wednesday, November 1, 2023, at Christ Community Church, 227 N. Capitol Ave., Lansing, where his family will receive friends beginning at 12:00 noon. Metered parking is available. An afternoon dinner will also be provided at the VFW around 3:30PM, located at 123 N. Rosemary St., in Lansing. Please join us in honoring Tim, by bringing dessert and singing some karaoke. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Capital Area Humane Society, in the memory of W. Tim Beam. Online condolences may be left for his family at www.estesleadley.com.

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Edric Haleen
October 30, 2023 at 2:24 pm

Thanks for everything, Tim! From outfitting Monty with fatigues and arms in Songs For A New World to swinging sets for The Princess Who Saved Herself to being the archetypal Lyman Cumberly in The Pushcart War . . . you’ve always gone above-and-beyond. It was a joy acting and singing and playing with you for lo those many years, and it was an honor to be considered your stage-son.



October 30, 2023 at 4:45 pm

My condolences. I knew Tim through Riverwalk Theatre. He was very kind and funny. He was always welcoming with a warm smile.

Patty Fryover
October 30, 2023 at 7:29 pm

So sorry for your loss, our prayers and thoughts for you through this time.

Patty Fryover (Beam)

Gary Mitchell
October 30, 2023 at 9:13 pm

I had the pleasure of knowing and working with Tim on a number of theatrical productions. He was always a bonus to any show, and a joy to work with. I will miss his presence (both on and off the stage). Take a bow, Tim. You deserve it.

Steve, Pam, Olivia and Cullen
October 31, 2023 at 5:36 pm

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. We hope the sorrow you feel in your hearts is lightened by the love that surrounds all of you. Sending our love to you all.
Remembering Tim and his smile from the cook outs.

Stephanie Robinson
November 1, 2023 at 12:19 pm

Our thoughts and prayers are with Tim’s family. Tim was a member of our church family at Christ Community, we would visit with him when he was able to attend in person, and
then we would communicate with him online as well. So sorry for your loss, RIP


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