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Herman Gerald Beaty


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Herman Gerald Beaty Obituary
ODESSA Herman Gerald Beaty, 82, of Odessa, passed away on Saturday, August 16, 2014, in Odessa.

Visitation will be from 6:00-8:00 pm Tuesday, August 19, 2014, at Sunset Memorial Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am Wednesday, August 20, 2014, at First Baptist Church with the Reverend Byron McWilliams and the Reverend Curtis Brewer officiating. Burial will follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens. Arrangements are by Sunset Memorial Gardens and Funeral Home.

Gerald was born in Wheeler, TX, to Herman Esmon Beaty and Bessie Rose Long on July 18, 1932.

Gerald was raised in Wheeler and Pampa, TX. He went to school in Wheeler and graduated in 1951 from Pampa High School. He worked for Phillips Petroleum Co. for 44 years in the plants at Pampa, Andrews and Goldsmith, TX. He retired as a Gathering Systems Operator in Seminole, TX, in 1995. He served in the U.S. Army from 1953-1955, and was stationed at Fort Bliss in El Paso, TX, in the guided missiles. While living in Seminole, he served in the camera ministry, filming church services on Sunday. He has been a member of First Baptist Church in Odessa since 1995.

Gerald was preceded in death by his parents, Herman and Bessie Beaty; in-laws, Herman and Virgie Robertson; brothers, Eugene Beaty and Richard Don Beaty; and grandson, Daniel Beaty.

Gerald is survived by his wife, Barbara Beaty of 62 years; sons, Dr. Ray Beaty and wife Roxann of Odessa and Bryan Beaty of Lubbock; grandchildren, Michelle Beaty of Odessa, Sarah Beaty of Lubbock, and Timothy Beaty of San Angelo; great-granddaughter, Daniella Beaty of Lubbock; sister, Larue Morton; and several nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the West Texas Parkinson's Foundation: 3610 22nd St., Ste. 300, Lubbock, TX 79710, as well as Home Hospice.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Sunset Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home.

To sign the guestbook, go to our website at www.sunsetodessa.com.
Published in Odessa American on Aug. 19, 2014
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