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Richard H. Beatty, Sr.

April 25, 1938 May 20, 2018
Richard H. Beatty, Sr.
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Obituary for Richard H. Beatty, Sr.

Richard H. Beatty, Sr. age 80 of Constantine, Michigan passed away peacefully surrounded by his family Sunday May 20, 2018 at 1:22 PM at the Sturgis Hospital in Sturgis, Michigan.
He was born April 25, 1938 in Sparta, New Jersey, son of the late Eldridge and Lillian (Willis) Beatty.
Richard resided in Constantine since 2000 coming from Three Rivers, Michigan.
He retired from American Electroids, Inc. in Middlebury, Indiana following many years of dedicated employment.
Richard was a veteran of National Guard serving from 1959 – 1963.
He had a true appreciation of music and was a talented guitarist. He especially enjoyed the music of Hank Williams, Sr. and most all Bluegrass music.
Richard is survived by his lifelong soulmate: Janet Hodgson of Constantine; two sons: Wayne Little (Widower of Lois Little) of Dingmans Ferry, Pennsylvania and Richard H. Beatty, Jr. and spouse Darlene of Sturgis; seven grandchildren; six great grandchildren and expecting his first great great grandchild in August; his siblings: Joy Smith of Lafayette, NJ, Beverly Degraw of Dingmans Ferry, PA, Ruth Degraw of Cocoa, FL, Roland "Roy" Beatty of Indianapolis, IN, Vivian Frankenfield of Tuscon, AZ and June Marlborough of Sussex County, NJ and Terry Beatty of Sussex County, NJ and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother: Eldridge Robert Beatty
In accordance with his wishes cremation has taken place. Private burial of the ashes will take place Friday morning at the Peek Cemetery in Florence Township, Michigan.
The Hackman Chapel of Hackman Family Funeral Homes, 114 S. Nottawa St., Sturgis, MI 49091, 269-651-2331 is entrusted with the arrangements.
Memorial donations would be appreciated to the family to help with expenses.
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Peek Cemetery Final Resting Place

63151 Constantine Road, Constantine, MI 49042

63151 Constantine Road, Constantine, MI 49042

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