Floyd D. Beale, 89, died at 11:10 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 26, 2012 at Sena Kean Manor in Smethport.
Floyd was born on Feb. 19, 1923 on the Harbison Farm in Buffalo Township, Butler County. He was the son of the late Ralph Edward Beale and Ethel Jane (Walters) Beale. He was the widower of Phyllis June (Brothers) Beale, who died in 1992. Floyd and Phyllis married on Nov. 19, 1947 in the Freeport Gospel Tabernacle in Freeport.
Floyd was recently a resident at Ridgmont in Ridgway and previously lived in Sarver. He was a member of Evangel Heights Assembly of God in Sarver. He retired in 1985 as a millwright from PPG Industries in Creighton with 37 years of service. He also had trucking and snow removal businesses, and worked with excavating contractor Melvin E. Bachman and with Terry’s Towing Service in Brackenridge. He enjoyed working on his cars and trucks, especially his Corvette.
He was a WWII veteran, having served with the 4th Infantry Division, 3rd Reinforcement Depot, in the Ardennes and Rhineland battles in the European Theatre of Operations. He received the European African Middle Eastern Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal and the Purple Heart for wounds received in the Rhineland campaign.
He is survived by a son, F. Donald (Kandace) Beale of Kersey; a sister, Dorothy (Mrs. James) Hunter of Rockville, Md.; and a brother, Robert G. (Carol) Beale of Lower Burrell.
In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Renee Lucille Beale in 1955; and sisters C. Kathleen (Mrs. Clifford) Douthett and Lucille B. (Mrs. Lloyd) Stockton.
Family and friends of Floyd D. Beale will be received on Sunday, Oct. 28 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in the Redmond Funeral Home Inc., 524 High St., Freeport. Funeral services will be held in the funeral home at 11 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 29 with the Rev. Jeff Bogaczyk officiating. Burial will be in Mount Airy Cemetery, Natrona Heights.