On Tuesday, March 2, 2022, God summoned two angels, Goodness and Mercy to take Edgar to his heavenly home. Edgar was born December 13, 1943, in Knoxville, Tennessee to Myrtle and George Beaty.
In 1961, Edgar graduated from Austin High School in Knoxville, Tennessee. Shortly after, he joined the United States Air Force (1963). He later married Marianne White and to this union, Jennifer Maurciette Beaty was born. The two would later divorce and remain friends and loving parents to their daughter.
In the USAF, Edgar served actively for 20 years and two months. He received meritorious service medal w/1Dev, AF Commendation medal W/4Dev, NCO professional Military Education Ribbon W/1Dev, Humanitarian service medal, AF Longevity ribbon W/4Dev, National Defense Service medal, AF Outstanding Unit Award W2Dev, AF Overseas Long Tour Ribbon, AF Good Conduct Medal with W/6Dev. USAF Senior NCO Academy, NCO Academy, NCO Leadership School, Search and Rescue School, OJT Training Supervisor Orientation, and Morse Code. Honorably retired in 1976 as T/Sgt E6. He pursued a second career with the United States Postal Service. He retired after 20 years of exemplary service.
Edgar was a faithful man of God and was dedicated to serving the Lord and the Lord’s people. A devoted member of New Hope Missionary Baptist Church, he loved his church and enjoyed serving on the Usher Board and the Men's Ministry.
He was predeceased by his parents, George Beaty and Myrtle Mays; brother, William George Beaty and sister, Mary Helen Carter.
Left to honor and cherish his loving memory, his daughter Jennifer Mauricette Beaty; grandson, David Benjamin Swint; brother, Morris (Lacey) Beaty ; sisters, Beatrice Mays and Lila Delois Wynn; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends to include the Austin High School Panthers Class of 1961.
Thursday, March 10, 2022, a public walkthrough is scheduled from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at New Hope Missionary Baptist Church, 2504 Cecil Avenue, Knoxville, TN. Adhering to COVID-19 protocol, social distancing and face coverings are required. A Celebration of Life service will follow for immediate family and close friends. Flowers may be delivered to the church prior to the walkthrough.
Friday, March 11, 2022, interment at 10:00 a.m. at East TN Veterans Cemetery, 2200 Gov. John Sevier Highway, Knoxville, TN, where full military honors and a white dove release will conclude the service. Professional arrangements entrusted to Patton Funeral Home, Brian L. Buckmon, LFD 1-800-824-8283 or www.pattonfuneralhome1962.com
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