David James "Bear" Beresford, 67 of Cameron, W.Va., passed from this life on August 12, 2017 at O.V.M.C. He was born April 4, 1950 in LA, California, eldest son of the late James Elwood and Goldie Geraldine Cottrell Beresford of Cameron, W.Va.
Loving husband of Judy (Carter) Beresford for 47 years. A devoted husband, father, and grandfather, who was a wonderful protector and provider for his family, whom he truly loved and was loved by his wife and family. A loyal friend of many, a great leader at work and at play, with a generous heart of gold and a unique and entertaining sense of humor. He enjoyed old westerns, the price is right, sports, hunting, fishing, drag racing, playing softball, and four wheeling in his younger years.
He was a retired pipefitter and pipeman for Local 798 and a welder at Ormet.
He was a christian by heart. Preceded in death by his father, brother Rick Beresford Sr., brothers-in-law Hubert "Butch" Carter and Benjamin Herring, in-laws Thelma and Dorse "Dub: Carter. In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife; sons Barry (Susan Fitzpatrick) of Pleasant Valley, Bryon (Janda) of Pickerington, Ohio; and Bruce (susan) Beresford of St. Clairsville, Ohio; daughter Becky (bobby) Coffman of Cadiz, Ohio; granddaughters Hannah Beresford and Aubrey Coffman; grandsons,
Kaleb Coffman, Kage, and Kannon Beresford; brothers Randy (Jody) Beresford of Cameron, W.V. and Jeff (Julie) Beresford of Wheeling, W.V. sisters-in-law Joy (Jr.)
Anderson, Barbara Herring and Marie Carter and many nieces, nephews and cousins and a family friend and caregiver Nick Coffee. A memorial celebration of life will be held Sunday, August 20th 2017 from 2:00 p.m. until time of services at 5:00 p.m. at the Ryerson Baptist Church, West 397 Furman Highway, Wind Ridge, Pa. 15380 with Pastor Larry Holtz and Phil Campbell officiating. Arrangements by Anderson Funeral Homes & Cremation Services.