Timothy “Tim” Scott Beaty March 27, 2016

Timothy Scott Beaty

CARBONDALE — Timothy “Tim” Scott Beaty’s, life was tragically taken at 4:20 a.m. March 27, 2016. He was 41 years old.

Tim was born Nov. 10, 1974, in Waynesville, Missouri to Donald Beaty and Kittie (Ryan) McMillan.

On Sept. 12, 2009, he married Jessica (Gatewood) Beaty in Oak Park.

Survivors include his wife, Jessica Beaty and son, Jacob Beaty of Carbondale; mother, Kittie McMillan of Caruthersville, Missouri; father, Don (Gail) Beaty of Salem; sisters, Jennifer (Scott) Kiper of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and Erin (Erin) Beaty-Keith of Edwardsville; nephews, Finnegan Kiper and Simon Keith; many stepsisters and stepbrothers, cousins, aunts and uncles; and his entire Lost Cross family.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents; stepfather, William McMillan and dear friends, Eric Cruz and Matthew Dierker.

Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, April 1, at Walker Funeral Home at 112 S. Poplar St., in Carbondale. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 2, at the funeral home. Friends and family may arrive early at 10 a.m. for viewing.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to his son, Jacob Beaty, and sent to 112 S. Poplar St., Carbondale, IL 62901.

Tim was well known as a mind-blowing drummer in the Carbondale music scene and played in the following bands: Hateful Dead, Cash Gal, 50:50, Dammit Boys, Bourbon Knights, Blast Radius, Conniption Fits, Back Stabbeth, Hippie Repellant, Birth, Lick My Butt and Balls, Venger, It Burns, The Touch, Bellyman, Plastic Jesus and Creepy Smell.

He was employed at EMAC in Carbondale for five years and was recently promoted.

Tim was a graduate of Centralia High School and received his associate degree from Lincoln Tech.

He was known as the life of the party, as a loving and dedicated father, and was always ready to lend an ear or support a friend in need. Tim Beaty was loved by all who knew him and was a Carbondale icon.

In the words of family and friends, “RIP Mr. #1derful.”

Please send checks to Walker Funeral Homes.

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