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Donald Lewis Beane, Jr.

d. February 14, 2022

Donald "Don" Lewis Beane, Jr., 54, of Siler City, passed away on Monday, February 14, 2022 surrounded by his loved ones at his home.

Mr. Beane was born in Chatham County on July 29, 1967, the son of Donald Lewis Beane, Sr. and Camela Perry Crutchfield.

Don spent his working years as a Sports Editor for the Chatham News. Don played baseball at Guilford College and continued on to be a renowned Athletic Coach, as well as a mentor and life coach for numerous Middle and High School students in Chatham and Randolph County. He loved spending his time at the beach, especially the Emerald Isle and Atlantic Beach Area. Don cherished his time with his family, he loved his daughters immensely. In addition to his father, he is preceded in death by his grandparents, Paul and Carlene Perry.

He is survived by his daughters, Cheyenne and Jillian Beane of Wilmington; wife Tanya Beane of Siler City; step daughter, Inessa Ravat of Siler City; mother, Camela Beane Crutchfield and husband Alfred of Liberty; brother, Perry Beane and wife Lindsey of Greensboro; life friend and children's mother, Kimberly Jarman Beane; nieces, Sandra and Aiden Beane; nephew, Colby Beane. 

Family will receive friends on Friday, February 18, 2022 from 6:00-8:00 PM at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home, 230 N. Second Ave., Siler City. Other times they will receive friends at the children's home, 612 S. Fayetteville Street, Liberty. A funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday, February 19, 2022 at First United Methodist Church, 1101 West Raleigh Street, Siler City with Rev. William Sabiston officiating. A private family burial will follow the service. 

Memorials may be made to the Brenner Children's Hospital c/o Colby Beane with your check payable to Wake Forest Baptist Health, note "Brenner Children's" on the memo line of your check and send to: Office of Philanthropy and Alumni Relations, P.O. Box 571021, Winston-Salem, NC  27157.

Smith & Buckner Funeral Home is assisting the Beane family.

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Friday, February 18, 2022

6:00 - 8:00 pm

Smith & Buckner Funeral Home

230 N 2nd Ave, Siler City, NC 27344

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Funeral Service

Saturday, February 19, 2022

Starts at 2:00 pm

First United Methodist Church

1101 W Raleigh St, Siler City, NC 27344

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