July 21, 1945 - December 24, 2018
Gene Raymond Beaty of Dallas passed away unexpectedly on December 24, 2018 at the age of 73. Gene graduated with honors from Irving High School, Class of 1964. He was active in DeMolay and was seated as Master Councilor. He was awarded DeMolay’s highest honor, the Chevalier Award in June, 1966. In 1968, Gene graduated from North Texas State University with a bachelor’s degree in Government. He went on to attend the Law School of Southern Methodist University, graduating with a Law degree in 1971. During his time in law school, he was a Law Journal Research Editor. After admission to the State Bar of Texas, Gene joined the Air Force with the rank of Captain. He was an Assistant Judge Advocate General (JAG) forensic medicine lawyer, stationed at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas. After his service, Gene returned to Dallas and became a profound and experienced criminal defense and personal injury attorney in the DFW area for 47 years. He was also an Associate Judge in Dallas County for 10 years. Gene had a true love for domestic and international travel. He enjoyed local and national politics. But most of all, Gene loved the practice of law. He respected his clients and always fought hard for them. Gene was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. He had a deep love for his family, keen intelligence, love of learning and a generous heart. This wonderful man will be greatly missed by many. Gene is survived by his loving wife, Susie Weatherford Beaty; son, attorney Michael Gene Beaty, attorney daughter-in-law Susan Pitchford, and grandsons Joseph Gene Beaty and Benjamin James Beaty, all of Vancouver, Washington; and brother, Jerry W. Beaty of Pottsboro, Texas. Gene was predeceased by his parents Gene and Maxine Beaty and brother William Beaty.
A memorial service will be held at 3:30 p.m. on January 19th
First Methodist Church
3014 Oak Lawn Avenue, Dallas, Texas, 75219.
A Signature Service under the direction of:
Aria Cremation Service & Funeral Home
10116 E. Northwest Highway
Dallas, Texas 75238
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