Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN


August 5, 2013

Tommy Tucci Beaty

CROSSVILLE — Aug. 1, 2013

Tommy G. Tucci Beaty, of Harrison, passed away Thursday, August 1, 2013.  He was 77.

A celebration of Tommy’s service was held Aug. 5 at Bayside Baptist Church in Harrison, with Pastor Eric Stitts officiating.  Burial followed in Hamilton Memorial Gardens with Jamie Nicholson, Jason Jackson, Ronald Hood, Andy Lyons, Daryl Jordan and Anthony Lemley serving as pallbearers. 

Tommy was born on March 12, 1936, in Brooklyn, NY, was raised in Crossville, and was a long-time resident of the Harrison area. He graduated from Crossville High School and the Tennessee State Highway Patrol School. Tommy worked for the state of Tennessee for more than 46 years. He started his career as a park ranger at Cumberland Mountain State Park, was promoted to superintendent of Harrison Bay State Park for the next 30 years, and retired as area manager with the state of Tennessee. 

Tommy was a long-time member of Bayside Baptist Church. He was an avid Tennessee Volunteer football fan, where he had the same season seats at Neyland Stadium for 44 years. He also loved the outdoors and his farming and was a member of the Cattleman Association. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, Salvatore Tucci and Lola Stamps Tucci Beaty; and his stepfather, Coy Pless Beaty; brother, Coy Beaty Jr.; and a sister, Brenda Favors.

Tommy is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Norma Moore Beaty; children, Carol Beaty, Gary (Brenda) Beaty, Steve Beaty and Curt (Karen) Beaty; grandchildren, Carmen, Gary Tom, Misti, Whitney, Tanner and Jessica Beaty; great-grandchildren, Sophia and Sierra Beaty; sisters, Donna Sue Joyce of Mt. Juliet and Bernice Beaty of Crossville; his special uncle, Andrew Stamps; and many nieces and nephews.

The family suggests that memorial contributions be made in Tommy’s name to Bayside Baptist Church or the American Cancer Society at 6221 Shallowford Road, Suite 102, Chattanooga, TN 37421-1972.

Arrangements are by the North Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory and Florist, 5401 Highway 153, Hixson.  

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