|Birth: ||Aug. 9, 1922|
West Virginia, USA
|Death: ||Feb. 8, 2011|
The Herald Standard, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, February 10, 2011
Floyd Conn Beatty, 88, of Point Marion, passed away Tuesday, February 8, 2011 at his home following a courageous battle with cancer. Born August 9, 1922 in Cheat Neck, W.Va., son of the late Nat and Nellie Pugh Beatty.
He attended Georges Township High School, after which he joined the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC's). He then worked as an orderly for the Uniontown and Heiskell Memorial Hospitals, until he joined the Army in 1943 as a surgical technician. He served in the 56th Signal Corps in England, and in June of 1944, was deployed to France for the Normandy Invasion. Participating in the "Battle of the Bulge", he was awarded the Bronze Arrowhead, and 5 "Battle Stars" from the European Theatre of Operations.
A coal miner, Floyd retired in 1984 after 37 years with U.S. Steel's Robena Mine. He was a faithful member of the Point Marion United Methodist Church, life member of the V. F. W. Post 747 in Point Marion, and a member of the U. M. W. A. for 65 years. He was one of the founding coaches of the Point Marion Little League, started the Explorer Scouts in town, and also volunteered for the local food bank. Floyd was an avid sports fan, and always showed his love for the WVU Mountaineers. He enjoyed spending time at his camp in Elkins, W.Va. Working on repairs was a favorite pastime, and it was well known he could fix anything. One of his favorite traditions was to decorate his house with thousands of lights at Christmas, and he loved to watch passersby from all over the area come by and admire them.
Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 45 years, Doris Jean (Sherman) Beatty, to whom he was married on December 22, 1965; three sons and their spouses: Charles "Chip" and Joann Beatty, William "Billy" and Donna Beatty, all of Point Marion, and John and Peggy Wilson of Plano, Texas; eight grandchildren: Rachelle Beatty of Morgantown, Barbara Belan and husband James of Point Marion, Kristen Graham and husband Jason of Fairmont, W.Va., Michelle Beatty of Pittsburgh, Pa., Cassandra, Laurissa and Benjamin Kiger, all of Point Marion, Robert Bevan and wife Allison of Richardson, Texas; four great-grandchildren: Emily Beatty and James Belan of Point Marion, Gregory and Trent Bevan of Richardson; and sister, Jane Stafford of Weirton, W.Va.
Preceding him in death was a daughter, Bonnie Kay Beatty Kiger in 2003; his first wife, Betty Jean (King) Beatty; brothers, Arthur and Lester Beatty; and sisters, Violet Richman, Virginia Foster, Gail Travis, and Mary in infancy.
Friends will be received in the RICHARD R. HEROD FUNERAL HOME, Point Marion, Pa. on Friday 2 - 4 and 6 - 9 p.m., and Saturday until 11 A.M., the hour of service, with Rev. James Lewis officiating. Interment follows in Mount Union Cemetery, Cheat Lake, W.Va., with military rites accorded by the graveside by the Point Marion Veterans Posts.
Mount Union Cemetery
West Virginia, USA
Created by: Cari Aiken
Record added: Oct 25, 2011
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