Norman Dale Beaman, 70, of Houston, passed away peacefully January 18, 2017 surrounded by his family. He was a wonderful blessing to all who had the privilege of knowing him.
Norman was born on October 10, 1946 in Galveston, Texas to Evangeline and Norman Beaman II. He is preceded in death by Evangeline Beaman Schaefer and Norman Beaman II. Norman is survived by his wife of 34 years, Ruth Beaman; sons Kevin M. Sockwell and wife Stacy Sockwell, Troy L. Sockwell and wife Donna M. Sockwell; four grandchildren, Devin M. Sockwell, Jeremy A. Sockwell, Brittany E. Sockwell and Kade S. Sockwell; sister Sharon Webb and husband Frank Webb; as well as nephews Jason Hawkins and Frank Webb II. Norman spent his early years in LaGrange, Texas and then moved to Houston, Texas.
Norman loved God and always tried to spread His love and grace to all he knew. In his early years he worked in the oil field industry with Smithco Industries and then moved on to the automobile industry excelling continuously in sales. This then lead him to becoming a buyer for many of the leading dealerships throughout Houston and the surrounding area. Continually volunteering at church as usher and leading many mission trips, to always help the needy with the Shriners Burn Hospital in Galveston being one of his most fulfilling. Having a couple of free days he filled them volunteering at Memorial Hermann Southeast for quite some time as well. Also helping anyone who he saw needed help. Being a cancer survivor himself, he had a special passion to pray for those dealing with cancer and praying for them continually. He kept a special list always of anyone needing prayer whether he knew them or not. He was a true prayer warrior for all. Being able to witness to his fellow man and woman and to go to them when in need and humble himself, and not only pray for them, but also to anoint them with oil and wash their feet as the Lord did Himself.
The family will receive friends from 6:00pm until 8:00pm Friday, January 20, and the service celebrating Norman’s life will be at 10:00am Saturday, January 21, all held at Niday Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Forest Park East Cemetery.