VAN ALSTYNE — It is with great sadness that the family of Dalton Ray Beaty of Van Alstyne announces his passing on Monday, May 16, 2018, after a long fight for healing, at the age of 76 years.

Dalton will be lovingly remembered by his wife and best friend of almost 56 years, Judy Miller Beaty, and his children Rhonda Tomin (Greg), David Beaty (Cathy), and Shawn Beaty (Misty). He is also forever remembered by his grandchildren Rachel Lawson (Sammy), Rebecca Nance (Chris), Chandler (Fiancé Kelsea), Cody Beaty, Dustin Beaty and Zackary Beaty; great-grandchildren Camden Nance and Sam Lawson; sisters Betty Carroll, Marie Cody, Pauline Culverhouse; brothers (Buddy) Jerry Beaty, and Randall Beaty; and many nieces and nephews.

Dalton grew up in Westminster, where he graduated from high school and met his wife Judy Miller. They started their family three years later. He attended Crozier Tech in Dallas where he mastered and fell in love with the art of welding which was his career for many years. He also worked for MEMC/GE until retirement.

He was loved by each and every person that came in contact with him. He was a giving man, never asking for praise, just doing things out of love. If he wasn’t teasing with you, you knew he didn’t feel well.

A funeral service in memory of Dalton was held at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 19 at Scoggins Funeral Home in Van Alstyne, with Rev. Jim Poole officiating. Interment followed in the family plot at Pilot Grove Cemetery. Visitation was held from 6-8 p.m. Friday, May 18 at the funeral home.

Honorary Pall Bearers were Brian Taylor and Jason Venzel.

Pall Bearers were Ken Allen, Milton King, Tom Morris, Larry Powell, Clay Tate and Butch Weigel.

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