Tommy Beaty

Hamilton County

Tommy G. Tucci Beaty, of Harrison, passed away on Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013. He was 77 years old.Tommy was born on March 12, 1936 in Brooklyn, N.Y., was raised in Crossville, Tenn., and was a longtime resident of the Harrison area. He graduated from Crossville High School and the Tennessee State Highway Patrol School. Tommy worked for the state of Tennessee for over 46 years. He started his career as a Park Ranger at Cumberland Mountain State Park, was promoted to Superintendent of Harrison Bay State Park for the next 30 years and retired as area manger with the state of Tennessee. Tommy was a longtime member of Bayside Baptist Church. Tommy was an avid Tennessee Volunteer football fan where he had the same season seats at Neyland Stadium for 44 years. He also loved the outdoors and his farming and was a member of the Cattleman Association.He was preceded in death by his parents, Salvatore Tucci and Lola Stamps Tucci Beaty and his stepfather, Coy Pless Beaty; brother, Coy Beaty Jr.; and a sister, Brenda Favors.Tommy is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Norma Moore Beaty; children, Carol Beaty, Gary (Brenda) Beaty, Steve Beaty and Curt (Karen) Beaty; grandchildren, Carmen, Gary Tom, Misti, Whitney, Tanner and Jessica Beaty; great-grandchildren, Sophia and Sierra Beaty; sisters, Donna Sue Joyce and Bernice Beaty; his special uncle, Andrew Stamps; and many nieces and nephews.The family will receive friends from 2 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 4, and again on Monday, Aug. 5, from noon to 1 p.m., both visitation are at Bayside Baptist Church, 6100 Highway 58 in Harrison, TN 37341.A celebration of Tommys service will follow at 1 p.m. on Monday at the church with Pastor Eric Stitts officiating. Burial will follow in Hamilton Memorial Gardens with Jamie Nicholson, Jason Jackson, Ronald Hood, Andy Lyons, Daryl Jordan and Anthony Lemley serving as pallbearers. The family suggests that memorial contributions be made in Tommys name to Bayside Baptist Church or the American Cancer Society at 6221 Shallowford Road, Suite 102, Chattanooga, TN 37421-1972.Please share your thoughts and memories at www.chattanooganorthchapel.com.Arrangements are by the North Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory & Florist, 5401 Highway 153, Hixson.

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