BEATY, John N. II, New Martinsville, WV, formerly of Paden City, WV, passed away at W.V. Veterans Nursing Facility in Clarksburg, WV on February 16, 2012.

He was born in Fairmont, WV on October 28, 1931. son of the late John and Sarah Nichols Beaty. He graduated from St. Mary’s High School, St. Mary’s, WV, Class of 1950. He retired from Cytec Industries, Willow Island, WV, after 42 years of service.

He was a former Member of Paden City Mater Dolorosa Catholic Church. Upon moving to New Martinsville, became a member of St. Vincent De Paul Catholic Church. He was a veteran of the Korean Conflict serving in the U.S. Marine Corps. He was a Paden City Council member serving several terms and served as Paden City Special Policeman for 16 years. He was one of the original member of the Paden City Emergency Ambulance Squad. He was a lifetime member of the Paden City Volunteer Fire Company with over 40 years of active service. He was a social member of the New Martinsville Volunteer Fire Department. He was a lifetime member of the West Virginia State Firemen’s Association where he served as their President for two terms and Executive Secretary for 27 years. He served over 27 years as West Virginia Director for the National Volunteer Fire Council, attending meetings in 38 states and Washington, D.C. He attended Federation of the World Volunteer Firefighters’ Association meetings in Seattle, Washington and at the United Nations in New York City. He was a member of the Cumberland Valley Volunteer Firemen Association. He received several Distinguished Awards for his Fire Service Activities. He was a former WV State Fire Commissioner. He was a member of the VFW Post 6327 in Sistersville, American Legion Post 86 in Paden City and Moose Lodge 931 in New Martinsville.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sons, John Newton III and Richard Boyd. He is survived by his wife, Naomi Erlewine Beaty, who he married in 1960, sons Patrick (Lisa), Concord, NC, Paul (Lisa), St. Marys, WV, daughter-in law Cathy Beaty of Concord, NC, daughter-in- law LouAnn Beaty (Dave) Anderson, New Martinsville, WV, and brother Harry (Polly) of Grafton, WV, and grandchildren, Joshua (Michelle), Bridgett, Patrick, Sarah (Randy), Michael, Tyler, Hunter, Rikid, Cody, Nicholas, Jonathon, Robert and Justen and three great-granddaughters Kendra, Jessica, Layla and great-grandsons (twins) Kolton and Kaiden.

He donated his body to West Virginia University (The Human Gift Registry) with a Memorial Service planned for a later date. Donations may be made to donors choice.

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