William “Bill” Beaton

William “Bill” Beaton

Birth
Jacksonville, Duval County, Florida, USA
Death 22 Oct 2012 (aged 83)
New Smyrna Beach, Volusia County, Florida, USA
Burial Edgewater, Volusia County, Florida, USA
Memorial ID 99499127 · View Source
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Obituary: Settle-Wilder Funeral Home and Cremation Service, New Smyrna Beach, Florida

William "Bill" Beaton, age 83, passed away on October 22, 2012. Graveside services will be held on Friday, October 26 at 11:00 a.m. at Sea Pines Memorial Gardens, Edgewater.

Bill was born in Jacksonville, FL, graduating from Robert E. Lee High School in 1947. He graduated from Stetson University and went on to earn degrees from Florida State University and Ohio State University in Business Administration. Bill spent his entire career as a college professor starting at Mars Hill in NC. He taught at the University of Georgia, Virginia Commonwealth, University of Southern Mississippi, University of Florida, and finally retiring from Florida International University, after a total of 40 years of teaching. He was author of three textbooks, and numerous professional articles.

Bill loved Florida, especially the ocean. He spent many happy hours boating and fishing off Miami and the Keys. He also collected lighthouses and visited many in Florida during his lifetime. After retiring to New Smyrna Beach, he spent much of his time volunteering at Canaveral National Seashore and Bert Fish Hospital. He was a member of Coronado Methodist Church.

He is survived by his wife, Lillian; his son, Robert and wife Laurie; and 3 grandchildren, Morgan, Ryan, and Chaise.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Coronado Methodist Church music department, or The Parkinson Association of Greater Daytona Beach, P.O. Box 4193, Ormond Beach, Florida 32175


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  • Created by: Russ Griffin
  • Added: 24 Oct 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 99499127
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William “Bill” Beaton (3 Oct 1929–22 Oct 2012), Find A Grave Memorial no. 99499127, citing Sea Pines Memorial Gardens, Edgewater, Volusia County, Florida, USA ; Maintained by Russ Griffin (contributor 46930090) .