Mr. John Albert “Jack” Beaton Jr.

Published 4:42pm Thursday, April 3, 2014

Funeral service for Mr. John Albert “Jack” Beaton Jr., 83, of Hoover, will be Saturday, April 5, 2014 at 1:00 pm at the Chapel of Radney Funeral Home. Rev. Bill Gandy and Pastor Buddy Gray will officiate. Burial will follow in the Providence Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Saturday, April 5, 2014 from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm at Chapel of Radney Funeral Home.

Mr. Beaton passed away on Wednesday, April 2, 2014 at Trinity Medical Center. He was born on June 2, 1930 in Norfolk City, VA to John Albert Beaton, Sr. and Mary Shepard Brown Beaton. He was an active member of Hunter Street Baptist Church. Mr. Beaton served in the United States Navy for four years and was a member of the National Guard for two years. He worked for Frigidaire for over 35 years and was the district manager for 10 years. Mr. Beaton was an outdoorsman and a people person. He was a member of the Boy Scout organization in Charlotte, N.C. for eight years. Mr. Beaton coached Peewee Football and Little League Baseball in both Charlotte, N.C. andAtlanta, GA. He loved his family and will be missed.

He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Shelvie Jean Gandy Beaton of Hoover; daughters, Mary Winfield Beaton of Suwannee, Kimberly Ann Martenn of Suwannee and Angela Lynn Lokey (Robert), of Mc Calla; son, John Albert Beaton, III (Kathy), of Albuquerque, NM; grandchildren, Kristopher Martenn, Jessica Lauren Mitchell (Mitch) and Gregory Jose Tirado and great-granddaughter Makayla Mitchell.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

The family will accept flowers or memorial contributions may be made to Providence Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, 2950 Coosa County Road 459, Rockford, AL 35136.

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Radney Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.