HOOPESTON – Roger Dale Beaty, 62, of Hoopeston passed away at 9:37 p.m. Tuesday (Feb. 9, 2016) at Presence Covenant Medical Center in Urbana.
He was born on July 9, 1953, in Danville, the son of Charles and Ruth (Neal) Beaty. He married Vickie Clyden on April 2, 2004, in Hoopeston. She survives in Hoopeston.
He is also survived by his mother, Ruth Beaty of Hoopeston; three daughters, Holly (Jason) Irvin of Rossville, Shannon (Joshua) Shumate of Danville and Kelly (Dakota) Okler of Olympia, Wash.; two stepsons, Jimmy Chism of Denver, Colo., and Scott Chism of Tucson, Ariz.; four grandchildren, Kali, Kadi and Kyli Baker and Bowdy Irvin; his mother-in-law, Cindy Clyden of Hoopeston; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father; his first wife, Vickie (Drollinger) Beaty; his paternal grandparents, Elija Beaty, and Ella and Woodrow Byrd; his maternal grandparents, John and Marie Neal; one nephew, Nick Doyle; and his father-in-law, Donald Clyden.
Roger worked for 21 years as a police officer for the Hoopeston Police Department where he retired. He was a member of the Hoopeston Jaycees and Masonic Lodge 709. Roger was an avid NASCAR and Chicago Cubs fan.
A visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 14, at Anderson Funeral Home, 427 E. Main St., Hoopeston. Masonic rites will be held at 7:45 p.m.
The funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the funeral home, with Terry Polson officiating. Burial will be in Floral Hill Cemetery in Hoopeston.
Memorials may be made in Roger's memory to the Masonic Lodge, 208 W. Orange St., Hoopeston, IL 60942.