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James Elmer
Beatty Jr.

September 13, 1950 – November 5, 2018

James Beatty James Beatty
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"We are honored to provide this Book of Memories to the family."
— Avalon Chapel
"Buddy,you will be missed by all of us, so many memories to keep you in our thoughts and hearts "
— Danny and Gail
"Will miss you Uncle Jimmy, always in our hearts"
— Johnnie & Robin McConnell
"Jimmy was a light in my life"
— Janet Wenzel
"Forever in our hearts"
— Carol and Riq Ponce
"Rest in peace. Thank you for your service."
— Martie and Frank Irwin
"May you rest in peace Uncle Jimmy. Hug Momma and Papa for me and give Shelby Delilah a kiss. Many prayers for Aunt Betty and the family...."
— Paul & Jaime Ludlow
"So very sorry to hear this Betty....my love..thoughts and prayers are with you and entire family. "
— Debbie (Buchanan..Valdez) Stricklin
"Prayers for the family🙏🏻 "
— Regina Harmon

Obituary for James Elmer Beatty Jr.

James Elmer Beatty, Jr., 68, of Tucson, passed away on November 5, 2018 in his sleep while enjoying one of his favorite pastimes, hunting. He was born on September 13, 1950 to James and Annie Marilyn (Madden) Beatty in Hattiesburg, MS. James served proudly as a sniper in the United States Marine Corps from August 1968 through August 1971 with the rank of Sergeant. He received 2 Purple Hearts while serving in the Vietnam War. James worked as a Crusher Maintenance Supervisor for over 30 years, retiring from Freeport-McMoRan in January 2009. On June 9, 1989 he married Betty and became a dad to a son and two daughters. James was a source of strength, compassion, guidance and never-ending stories to so many. James is survived by his loving spouse of 29 years Betty; his children Jim Werts (Suzie), Amanda Zimmerman (Matt), and Amber Ford; his grandchildren Sammi, Alli, Sedona, Cassidy, Chloe, Catherine, Cadence, Haylee, Alex, Tyler and Xander; his siblings Billy Beatty (Jacque), Johnny Beatty (Alberta), Ricky Beatty (Diane), Bruce Beatty and Hope Bergstresser (Jim); and many nieces and nephews he carried close to his heart. He was preceded in death by his father James Elmer Beatty, Sr., mother Annie Marilyn, his Pops Jack, and his sister Mary Ann Brazzle. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, November 14, 2018 from 8:00 am – 9:00 am with a Celebration of Life at 9:00 am at Adair Avalon Chapel, Oro Valley, AZ. Burial will take place in the Southern Arizona Veteran’s Memorial Cemetery Marana at promptly 11:00 am. Online condolences can be given at adairfuneralhomes.com.

Visitation

When Wednesday, November 14th, 2018 8:00am - 9:00am
Location
Adair Funeral Home Avalon Chapel
Address
8090 N. Northern Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85704
Location Information
520-742-7901 One block west of Oracle Rd., one block north of Magee.

Service Information

When
Wednesday, November 14th, 2018 9:00am
Location
Adair Funeral Home Avalon Chapel
Address
8090 N. Northern Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85704
Location Information
520-742-7901 One block west of Oracle Rd., one block north of Magee.

Interment Information

Location
Arizona Veterans’ Memorial Cemetery Marana
Address
15950 N. Luckett Rd
Marana, AZ
Interment Extra Info
Burial at 11:00am, Wednesday November 14, 2018

Reception Information

Location
Adair Funeral Home Avalon Chapel
Address
8090 N. Northern Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85704
Location Information
520-742-7901 One block west of Oracle Rd., one block north of Magee.
Reception Extra Info
Following the burial
Book of Memories
 
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Avalon Chapel: 8090 N. Northern Ave. | Oro Valley, AZ 85704 | Phone: (520) 742-7901