Thomas (Tom) Lee Beale, age 93, died Wednesday, March 22, 2017, in Roseburg, OR, after battling cancer for the past year. He was born on June 23, 1923, in Norfolk, VA, the second son of the late William Elton Beale (1888-1985) and the late Ruth Eleanor Boyce Beale (1886-1974).
His wife of 64 years, Doris Ellen McGrady Beale (1925-2011), preceded him in death as did his son, Thomas (Tommy) Lee Beale II (1958-1979) and his brother, William (Billy) Elton Beale Jr. He is survived by his two daughters, Marilyn Lee Reese (Lynn ) of Raleigh, North Carolina, and Cynthia Renee Kent (Jerry) of Roseburg, Oregon; five grandchildren, John Reese (Ellie), Jim Reese, Matthew Kent (Carrie), Courtney Kent McMaster (Steve) and Emmalee Kent Carnagey (Jerame); and ten great- grandchildren, William Reese, Charles Reese, Jarod Potter-Kent, Dillon Potter-Kent, Teighan Carnagey, Taeryn Carnagey, Graesen Carnagey, Liam McMaster, Ewan McMaster, and Bennett McMaster. Tom also leaves behind many good friends in local veterans’ groups, at Lampeter United Methodist Church and Willow Valley Retirement Community, in Rising Sun, MD, throughout the U.S., Germany and Holland.