|Henry "Hank" Eldon Beaty, 47, of Galesburg, Illinois died Wednesday, June 5, 2013 at 1:52 PM at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria, Illinois.
He was born May 16, 1966 in Beardstown, Illinois, the son of Harold and Patricia Ann Heller Beaty.
He is survived by his daughter: Heidi Eaves of Galesburg, Illinois. He is also survived by his companion, Joanne "Winkie" Howerton of Galesburg, and her children Dameon Dawson and George Dawson. Also surviving are sisters and brothers: Marjorie (Paul Surber) Beaty of Galesburg, Sandy (Mike) Nelson of Galesburg, Carol Beaty of Galesburg, Lea (Rick) Grappe of Galesburg, Dennis (Sue) Heller of Beardstown, James Beaty of Galesburg, Harold "Doug" (Betty) Beaty of Galesburg, and Gerald "Jerry" Beaty of Galesburg. Three grandchildren: LaM'ya Summerville, Jerry Summerville, Jr., and Willie Lawal and several nieces and nephews survive.
He is preceded in death by his parents, one sister and three brothers.
He attended school and received his GED in Galesburg. He worked at the former Jefferson Smurfit Company for fourteen years and as a cook at the Cherry Street Brewing Company for the past eighteen months.
He enjoyed NASCAR and bass fishing. He was also a fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers and the St. Louis Cardinals.
Visitation will be held on Sunday, June 9, 2013 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM at the Hurd-Hendricks Funeral Home in Knoxville, Illinois with a funeral service following at 4:00 PM. Rev. Robert Wakefield will officiate. Cremation rites will be accorded. Memorial donations may be made to the family. Online condolences and sympathy cards can be made at www.hurd-hendricksfuneralhome.com