Billy F. Beach, age 83, of Mosheim, passed away suddenly at 12:04 a.m. Saturday at the James H. Quillen V.A. Medical Center at Mountain Home.
He was a charter member of Bibles Chapel Baptist Church and served in United States Army.
Bill retired from Smith Transfer and was a retired Probation Officer from the State of Tennessee.
From his youth Bill enjoyed sports, some may remember him as a talented athlete. Throughout the years he also enjoyed fishing, pitching horse shoes, and especially golf. Bill remained active by attending his great-grandchildren’s activities, participating in the Senior Olympics, mowing, and gardening. He treasured the friendship of his golf friends and was able to join them this past Tuesday and Thursday on the course.
Survivors include his wife of 62 years: Nellie “Jodie” Beach; one daughter and son-in-law: Jan and Harvey Moore; two granddaughters: Nikki and Gavin Brown and Erica and Andy Williams; two step-grandsons: Matthew and Michael Moore; 5 great-grandchildren: Chloe and Cambrie Brown, Elijah, Carleigh, and Jude Williams; step-great-grandchild: Ashton Moore; one brother: Charles Beach; one sister: Louise Bracken; sisters-in-law and brother-in-law: Mary Beach, Mary and J.C. Cox and Shirley Carter; several nieces and nephews; special friends: Sammy Murdock and Eddie Beckner.
He was preceded in death by his parents: Author T. “Jack” Beach and Mabel Ragon Beach Keicher; step-father: Jess P. Keicher; three brothers: Kenneth Beach, Edward Beach, and Fred Beach; two sisters: Irene Easterly and Helen Beach.
The family will receive friends from 2 – 4 and 5 – 7 p.m. on Monday at Doughty-Stevens Funeral Home. Funeral services will follow at 7 o’clock in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Donnie Bible and the Honorable James E. Beckner officiating.
Family and friends are asked to meet at Doughty-Stevens at 10:15 a.m. Tuesday to go in procession to Mosheim Central Cemetery for the 11 a.m. military graveside service. The Greene County Honor Guard will convey military honors.
Active pallbearers will be Gavin Brown, Andy Williams, Harvey Moore, Sammy Murdock, Nathan Gray, Tommy Jarnigan, Danny Jarnigan and Tim Williams.
Honorary pallbearers will be John Waddle, A.J. Smith, his Twin Creeks Golf friends, and his friends at the Mosheim Outreach.
The Beach family would like to extend their appreciation to the doctors and nursing staff at James H. Quillen V.A. Medical Center for the care they have provided.