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.
Schubert Funeral Home
1318 Knoxville Highway
Wartburg, TN 37887
Published in Roane County News from Oct. 10 to Oct. 11, 2013