Thomas Earl Beach Sr., 84, of Rockwood, went to his Lord Monday morning, Oct. 7, 2013, at his home with his loving wife at his bedside.
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He was a member of Pine Orchard Baptist Church and Rockwood F.&A.M. Masonic Lodge, 32nd-degree Mason. He was born June 5, 1929, to Tom and Hattie Beach, who preceded him in death. Also preceding him in death were his sister, Clarice Sampson; granddaughter, Geneva Watson; grandsons, Brent Beach and Ryan Beach; and great-grandson, Joshua Thornton.
He is survived by his wife, Nellie Beach; daughters, Karen Thornton (Johnny) and Ruby Hickman (Sonny); sons, Thomas E. Jr. (Janice), Tracey (Stella), Rodger (Pat), Lynn (Karen) and Brian Beach; 14 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; a host of nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10, in Schubert Funeral Home, Wartburg. A graveside service will be at 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11, at Pine Orchard Cemetery, Oakdale, with the Rev. Ron Nichol officiating.
Published in Roane County News from Oct. 10 to Oct. 11, 2013