Jerry Edgar Beardmore

April 21, 2019

  Jerry Edgar Beardmore, 74, of Waterford passed away at his home April 21, 2019. Jerry was born to Edgar and Vernease “Sally” Hanson Schneider Beardmore on October 5, 1944 in Marietta. He graduated from Marietta High School in 1963. He was a member off the Ohio National Guard D2 174th from 19661971 and was a member of the Waterford Church of the Nazarene.  Jerry’s occupation was an environmental water well driller and he was a member of the National Groundwater Association.  He held drilling licenses for many of the 48 continental United states and traveled to many states for work. Companies he has worked for include Mid-Eastern GeoTech, Alliance Environmental, Borart Longyear and Cascade Drilling. Jerry enjoyed working and was a hard worker and dedicated employee. He was a true definition of workaholic. He loved to tinker in the garage and always kept busy. Jerry loved to hunt and fish with his kids and grandkids. He enjoyed many hunting trips with his son and grandsons to Alaska, Colorado, King Ranch and his son’s hunting property in Texas.

  Jerry married Betty Ann Pugh on Feb. 26, 1966. Together they had 2 children, Jerry, Jr and Elizabeth. Betty preceded him in death on December 28, 1992.

  On July 5, 1997 he married Debbie Reed Johnson, who survives him. He is also survived by his son, Jerry (Donna) Beardmore of Katy, Texas; his daughter Elizabeth (Rex) Curry of Waterford; his stepsons Jeremy Johnson and Jason Johnson of Waterford. Jerry is also survived by his grandchildren, Zak, Hunter and Hannah Beardmore of Texas; Seth, Sophia, Sawyer, and Selise Curry of Waterford, Mazzi Johnson, Beverly and Kameron Johnson, Waterford. He is also lovingly remembered by his sisters, Linda (William) Gross and Sherry “Jane” (Richard) Ritchie of Marietta. Also surviving him are a host of in-laws , including his first wife’s mother, Hazel Pugh of Lowell, and many nieces nephews and cousins. 

  He was preceded in death by his parents; first wife, Betty; sister Lorraine Berg and his beloved grandson Klayton David Johnson. 

The family would like to thank the O’Neill Senior Center for their loving care where Jerry attended the last 6 months. He enjoyed his time there. Also many thanks to Amedysis Hospice for their care the last month. Special thanks to Karen Hill for her care and support and to the other aids, nurses and staff who took such good care of him.  

Visitation will be Saturday, April 27, 2019 from 2-4 and 6-8 pm at the McCurdy Funeral Home in Beverly. According to his wishes he will be cremated, and a private graveside service will be conducted at the convenience of the family. Online condolences may be made by visiting

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