Thomas Deveny "Tom" Beatty, 98, of Denver, N.C., passed away on Friday, June 5, 2009.
Born April 2, 1911, in Mannington, W.Va., he was the oldest of three sons of the late Charlotte Burns Deveny Beaty and Carl Elias Beaty.
He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 50 years, Helen Francis Beatty of Clarksburg, W.Va.; a son, Charles R. Beatty of Fredericksburg, Va.; and a brother, Carl Beaty of Mannington, W.Va.
He is survived by two children, Stephen Beatty and his wife, Georgia, of Denver, N.C., and Charlotte Lafon of Mooresville, N.C.; his brother, Bob Beaty of Charleston, W.Va.; five grandchildren, Stephanie Clancy and her husband, John, Barbara Beatty and Laura Beth Smailes of Mooresville, N.C., Mary Elizabeth Buttolph and her husband, Lee, of Skaneateles, N.Y., and Michael Beatty and his wife, Carolyn, of Peachtree City, Ga.; two stepgrandsons, Roger Hite and wife, Pam, and Rick Hite and Janet of Parkersburg; four great-grandchildren, Jack and Ashley Clancy of Mooresville and Isabel and Patrick Beatty of Peachtree City, Ga.; and three step-great-grandchildren, Amanda, Heather and Ricky Hite of Parkersburg.
He graduated from Fairmont West High School, Fairmont, W.Va., worked as an appliance sales representative for Monongahela Power and later established his own heating and appliance business in Fairmont. In 1957, he and the family moved to Parkersburg, where he was an area representative for Brown and Bigelow until his retirement in 1972. He was an active member in both the Fairmont and Parkersburg Exchange Clubs, was a life member of the Elks Club and a former member of St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church.
A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Monday at Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Denver, N.C., where he was a member. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. today at Raymer Funeral Home in Huntersville, and from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at Leavitt Funeral Home in Parkersburg. Interment will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at IOOF Cemetery in Harrisville, W.Va.
The family would like to express their sincere appreciation to Levine & Dickson Hospice House for the compassionate care shown to our father and family.
Memorial donations can be made to Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 537 North Highway 16, Denver, NC 28037.
Arrangements are by Raymer Funeral Home, Huntersville, N.C., and Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg.