Alan E. Beatty
On Saturday, July 3, 2021, Alan E. Beatty, loving husband and father of three children, passed away at the age of 87. Alan was born October 12, 1933, in Custar, OH, to Rowland and Agnes (Norma) Beatty. He received his accounting degree from Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, OH, in 1958. He served in the U.S. Navy and was deployed during the Korean War. On April 4, 1954, he married Constance (Connie) MacCartney. Alan's accomplishments included turning sportsman Fred Bear's Bear Archery around in two years as Executive Vice President and General Manager. In 1974 Alan was promoted to Group Vice President-Finance, Victor Recreation Products Group, Chicago, IL, Bear Archery's parent company. Alan became owner of Meyers Boats, made in Tecumseh, in 1977, added Sportspal Canoes, made in Blissfield, to the company in 1978, and guided the company for 15 years. Alan served on the Tecumseh Board of Education 1979 through 1984 and was elected to the Lenawee County Board of Commissioners, 1984 to 1985. He served at United Methodist Church on the Finance Committee, Ad Board, was Chairperson of Pastor/Parish Relations, and sang in the choir. In 1998 he purchased a Tecumseh accounting firm. He named it Beatty and Co., CPA, PC, opened another office in Clinton, and ran the company until his retirement. Alan had a passion for helping distressed companies succeed. He was a voracious reader who loved experiencing nature, attending plays, and watching Tigers baseball. He was quietly generous and loving. Alan was preceded in death by his wife, Constance. He is survived by his three children, Lorne (Patricia) Beatty, Gary (Carol) Beatty, and Heather (Jeff) Harris, his brother Garth and his family, eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. A visitation will be held on Friday, July 9, 2021, from 1-3pm at the Clinton United Methodist Church. A funeral will follow at 3pm with burial at Riverside Cemetery in Clinton, with military honors under the auspices of American Legion Post #176 and followed by a light meal back at the church. Donations can be made in memory of Alan to the Clinton United Methodist Church. Arrangements are under the care of the Clinton Chapel of Handler Funeral Homes. Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.handlerfuneralhomes.com
Published by The Daily Telegram from Jul. 6 to Jul. 7, 2021.