D.Z. “Radio” Beaty, 87, a lifelong resident of Cleveland, passed away on Monday, April 14, 2014, at his home.
He was born on Dec. 21, 1926, to the late Thomas and Birtie Beaty.
Radio enjoyed many things throughout his life. He was a past president of Cleveland Jaycees and the last survivor of the Old Mans Club at the McDonalds on 25th street. He enjoyed boating and being outdoors, and earlier in life he participated in the Citizens Riding Club and enjoyed Wagon Trains.
He worked as a district supervisor in the Life and Casualty Insurance Company and as Independent Manufacturers Representative for Collins Furniture Company. Above all things, however, he was a loving spouse, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.
In addition to his mother and father, he is preceded in death by one brother, Thomas Earl Beaty; sister, Hazel Beaty Billig; and niece Sherry Faye Tunks.
He leaves behind to cherish his memory his wife of 24 years, Peggy King Beaty; daughters: Beirne Beaty, Debbie Roper (Mike), Julie Allen (Drew) and Michelle Earley; sons: Zeno Beaty and Donnie King; grandchildren: Kevin Cofield (Kate Sutton) and Keith Cofield; great-grandchildren: Amelia Sutton-Cofield, Bryce Cofield and Stephanie Allen; nieces and nephews: Brenda Remine, Carol Corum (Eddie), Pam Matthews (Clyde) and Gail Walker (Billy); several great and great-great-nieces and nephews; and special furry friends.
The funeral will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday, April 19, 2014, at Mount Olive Church of God, 3522 Harrison Pike with Pastors Gary Sears and Teresa Norman officiating.
The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday before the service.
Interment will follow the service in Beaty Cemetery with full military honors.
In lieu of flowers, send donations to Mount Olive Church of God or SPCA of Bradley County at 1570 Johnson Blvd. Cleveland, TN 37311.
You are invited to share a personal memory of Radio or your condolences with his family at his online memorial at his online guest book located at www.companionfunerals.com.
Companion Funeral and Cremation Service and the Cody family are honored to assist the Beaty family with these arrangements.