BEATY, JOE - age 91, passed away quietly at his home Friday, April 18, 2014 surrounded by his family. Joe was born and raised in Knoxville. He graduated from Central High School. He also served in combat for the U.S. Navy during WWII. He is the former owner of Beaty Chevrolet. He was a member of Knoxville First Seventh-Day Adventist Church. Joe is survived by his wife of 71 years, Margaret; 3 daughers JoAnn Balitsaris, Peggy Lawrence and Donna Brass; 2 sons-in-law, Peter Balitsaris and David Brass; 8 grandchildren, Nena Osornio (Jaime Osornio), Tonya Tully (Tim Tully), Paula Garcia (Eddie Garcia), Michael Balitsaris (Maureen Balitsaris), Misty Lawrence, Joe Lawrence (Patricia Lawrence), Matthew Brass (Larisa Brass) and Jesse Brass (Carrie Brass); 21 great grandchildren and 4 great great children. Joe was a man of great character that embodied family values. He was a role model for all those who knew him. He had a natural ability to inspire those around him and aspire to follow in his footsteps. A man's man, with a gentle heart. A memorial service will be held at a later date.
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Published in Knoxville News Sentinel from Apr. 21 to Apr. 23, 2014