William "Bill" C. Beaty, Jr.

August 9, 1930 - August 20, 2020

William Charley Beaty Jr. was born August 9, 1930 in Fairfax, Oklahoma.  Born in the middle of the Great Depression, he grew up in a small home with four generations of the family under one roof…two siblings, his parents, grandparents and his great grandmother.   As a boy he loved to hunt and fish, two pastimes he enjoyed most of his life.

He and his parents moved to Tulsa during World War II and he graduated from Tulsa Central High School in 1948.  He met and married his lifelong love, Mary Ellen Nuthman in 1950. They had three children, Scott, Darla and Mark. 

With only a high school education he found his niche as a salesman, first in financial services and later in the insurance business.   His work took the family to Bartlesville, Oklahoma, and briefly to Lawrence, Kansas before settling in Tulsa in 1956.  His business career blossomed and he was ultimately named Vice President of Lone Star Life Insurance Company based in Dallas.  The family moved to Allen, Texas in 1970 where they remained until his recent move to a skilled nursing facility.

He was active in civil affairs, serving on the Allen School Board of Trustees for many years.  He was very proud of the work the board did to establish the framework to manage the explosive growth of the Allen School District as the city grew from a community of less than 2,000 to well over 100,000.

He is survived by his children, Scott, Darla and Mark; grandchildren, Beau, Sarah, John, Sam, and Madison Beaty and Courtney Timmons; daughters-in-law, Sue Beaty and Karen Beaty. He is predeceased by his brother, Earl; sister, Annabelle and granddaughter, Amanda and son-in-law, Don Cawley.

Bill was preceded in death by his wife of more than 69 years, Mary Ellen Beaty.

Services will be conducted at Turrentine-Jackson Funeral Home in McKinney, Texas with internment following at the Lovejoy Texas Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers , the family requests donations in his memory to the:

Amanda Jean Beaty Memorial Scholarship

Texas Christian University,

TCU Box 297044, Ft Worth. Tx 76129.

Or the

Donald Cawley Social Work Endowed Scholarship

Advancement Services Box T-0260

Tarleton State University 1333 W.Washington Street

Stephenville, Texas 76402

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Loved them both. Joe Jaynes, August 27, 2020 It is with love and gratitude that I say goodbye Bill. You always have time to answer my questions and are full of interesting stories to share. Thank you for your presence in my life and for your friendship. Peace Profound, Paul ? ? Paul Dysart, August 26, 2020 Mark & family, So sorry you and your family are having to deal with such loss in so short of a time period. In lodge, your Dad was always so supportive to all the activities and officers in the lodge. I can still see his wonderful smile and his big, big voice. He was alway so proud of you Mark. Love to you guys, Richard & Sherri Richard & Sherri Daniel, August 24, 2020 Bill was a great guy and good friend. Loved the times we had together during family functions. He was a fun competitor in the many activities -- most notably horseshoes. Knowledgeable conversationalist as well.  We will miss him.  Dick and Pat Cawley
Richard Cawley, August 23, 2020