James Donald Beers, 70, of Sweet Home, Oregon passed away Saturday, August 1, 2020 in Lebanon. He was born in Lebanon to Bob and Thelma (Poignant) Beers.
Jim graduated from Sweet Home High School in 1968.
While attending Oregon Technical Institute in Klamath Falls, he was drafted into the United States Army and served in Frankfurt, Germany.
Jim enjoyed anything with an engine, from making his first Go Cart to placing 2nd in the Winter Nationals in Pomona, California. His Plymouth and Chevy pro-stock racing engines generated 840 horsepower. Jim’s racing success was his own doing as he did not have sponsorship. Working with and building engines was not his hobby, it was in his DNA.
Throughout his life, Jim worked at various plywood mills and at HEVI SHOT.
Jim is survived by brothers Robert Beers and his wife, Rebecca, Bill Beers, and Mark Beers; sisters Patty and her husband, Dempsey Mork, and Judy and her husband, Mike Weber; and nieces and nephews. He was blessed with many kind friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Janet Arndt.
There will be no funeral due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Sweet Home Public Library at 1101 13th Avenue, Sweet Home, Oregon 97386.
Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling arrangements.