Roy Cleveland Beatty

Monday, June 11, 2018

Roy Cleveland Beatty, 88, of Chapel Hill, TN, died Friday, June 8 at his home. Roy was originally from Hohenwald, TN and was the son of Grover Cleveland and Dora Tharp Beatty. He is survived by two children, Kathleen (Larry) Monroe of Mason, OH and David (Amy) Beatty of Chapel Hill; six grandchildren, Kelly Hershey of Indianapolis, Andy Goodknight of Fern Park, FL, Kimberly (Stephen) Cox of Franklin, IN, Shawn Goodnknight of Ocawaha, FL, Meghan (Alex) Burroughs of Hixson, TN, and Brian Beatty of Fort Bragg, NC; three great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Sarah Cooper of Portage, IN and Sue Crotzer of Nashville. In addition to his parents, Roy was preceded in death by his wife of 55 years, Eloise Marie Beatty; daughter, Peggy Goodknight; and brother, Grover Ray. He worked at the Ford Assembly Plant in Hegewisch, IL for 48 years and was a Korean War veteran.

Roy moved to Tennessee in 2008 to be near his son. He had a strong work ethic, a strong sense of duty and principle, and a generous heart. He enjoyed tinkering with anything that needed fixing and would work until he got it going again. He enjoyed visiting with neighbors and acquaintances and having get togethers with cousins and family members that he had missed spending time with during his years away from Tennessee. He loved his family most of all, and he will be greatly missed, but his influence will live on.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, June 12, 2018, at McDonald Funeral Home in Hohenwald and burial took place in the Beatty Cemetery in Hohenwald.