MOUNT HOLLY - Joe Milton Beatty, 75, of 2379 Stanley-Lucia Road, died Friday, Aug. 16, 2013.
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He was born in Gaston County, son of the late Victor Olin and Alda Elizabeth McIntosh Beatty.
He was preceded in death by three brothers, James, Don, and Gilbert Beatty.
He was a U.S. Army veteran, a lifetime member of the New Covenant United Methodist Church, a member of the Stanley American Legion Post, and the Mount Holly VFW Post.
He retired in 2002 as Finance and Credit Manager for Carolina Tractor and Equipment. After retirement he enjoyed raising cattle.
He is survived by his wife, Sherrill Grimes Beatty; one daughter, Kelly Wheeler and husband John of Mint Hill, N.C.; one son, Rob Holder and wife Kristie of Indian Trail, N.C.; one brother, Wayne Beatty and wife Peggy of Mount Holly; four grandchildren, Paige Wheeler, Caleb, Sydney, and Olivia Holder; and a number of nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews.
A service to celebrate the life of Mr. Beatty will be held at 3 p.m. Monday, Aug. 19, 2013, at New Covenant United Methodist Church with the Rev. Tony Smith and the Rev. Wade Childers officiating.
Interment will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends two hours prior to the service at the church.
Memorials may be made to the Building Fund, New Covenant United Methodist Church, 14514 Lucia-Riverbend Highway, Mount Holly, N.C. 28120 or to the Harris Hospice Unit, P.O. Box 33549, Charlotte, N.C. 28233-3549.
Woodlawn Funeral Home of Mount Holly is serving the family.
Woodlawn Funeral Home
375 Woodlawn Avenue Mount Holly, NC 28120
Published in Gaston Gazette on Aug. 18, 2013