Former Pickett Sheriff Beaty passes away
MONROE -- James “Jim” Lonzie Beaty, Jr., 74, 135 Jim Beaty Road, Monroe, passed away Jan. 10, 2010 at Livingston Regional Hospital.
He was born Oct. 29, 1935 in Fentress County, the son of James L. Beaty and Lillian (Young) Beaty. He lived msot of his life in Pickett County and was a member of the Chanute Church in Pall Mall.
Beaty was retired from the Tennessee Highway Patrol having served from 1957-1990 and was a former Pickett County Sheriff from 1994-1998.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a daughter, Melinda Jamie Beaty; sister-in-law Joyce Beaty; and father-in-law Glen Ford.
Surviving relatives include wife, Janet (Ford) Beaty, Monroe; two daughters, Melissa Poston and husband Keith, Livingston; Brooke Masiongale and husband, Daniel, Byrdstown; two sons Jimmy Beaty and wife Donna, Livingston; Toby Beaty and wife Lisa, Byrdstown; sister, Beverly June Williams, South Carolina; four brothers Jerry Beaty and wife Margaret; Jess Beaty and wife Helen, all of Crossville; Joe Beaty, Jamestown; Ray Beaty and wife, Francis, Crown Point, In.; six grandchildren Elliot Poston and wife Stephanie; Michael Poston, Lillian and Josie Masiongale, Gabriel and Jasper Beaty; one great grandchild, Emma Poston.
Funeral services are set for January 13, at 1 p.m. from Brown Funeral Chapel with Bro. Johnny Davis, Bro. Amos Dishman and Bro. Ricky Cross officiating. Burial will follow at Beaty Family Cemetery in Poplar Cove Community of Fentress County. Tennessee Highway Patrolmen will serve as active and honorary pallbearers. Special care provided by Brown Funeral Chapel of Byrdstown.
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