James H. Beale Jr.

Published 3:33 pm Wednesday, August 26, 2020

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FRANKLIN — James Howard “Jimmy” Beale Jr., 72, passed away on Aug. 26, 2020.

James H. Beale Jr.

Jimmy was a son of the late J. Howard Beale Sr. and Jessie Smith Beale. He was also predeceased by an infant daughter.

Jimmy was a member of Franklin Congregational Christian Church where he was chairman of Deacons.

e was a retired machinist in the maintenance department of International Paper Company ,and since his retirement was working part-time for Repair Tech.

He was a member of the Bronco Rod and Gun Club, and a 1966 graduate of Forest Glen High School.

He would have been married 39 years on Oct. 10, 2020, to the love of his life, Terri Fountain Beale. He was also a loving and devoted father and grandfather to his daughter, Amy B. Drake (Matt); his sons, James Brian Beale (Lauren Leitner) and Craig Lee Beale; his grandchildren, Grady and Adalynn Drake; his mother-in-law, Mary Ann Fountain and his sister-in-law, Debbie F. Estienne (Mark).

A private graveside service will be held at Poplar Spring Cemetery with the Rev. James H. Hyatt Jr. officiating.

The family will receive friends in Terri’s house at 300 Homestead Road, Franklin, on Saturday, Aug. 29, at 11 a.m., where COVID-19 restrictions will be strictly observed, masks and social distancing.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Franklin Congregational Christian Church, 412 N. High St., Franklin, VA 23851; or the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society at donate.lls.org

Wright Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.