Duane S. “Dewey” Beatty, 54,of Granite City, passed away at 11:20 a.m. Tuesday, March 31, 2015, at Christian Hospital in St. Louis.
He was born Feb. 17, 1961, in Granite City, a son of Coleman V. “Cole” Beatty of Granite City and the late Patricia C. “Pat” (Jones) Beatty. He worked for Sprint Wireless Lifestyle in Florissant, Mo., where he served as a store manager. He was a member of the Granite City Moose Lodge. He will be remembered for the love and special times shared with his family and friends.
In addition to his father, he is survived by a brother, Curtis Beatty of Granite City; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Allayna Carnahan of Granite City and Deanna and Barry Gurney of Granite City; nieces and nephews, Brandon, Cody, Cierra, Nathan, Dawson and DeLaynie; a great-niece, Angel; other extended family and many friends.
In addition to his beloved mother, he was preceded in death by a nephew, Christopher.
In celebration of his life, memorial visitation will be 4 p.m. until time of service at 7 p.m. Friday, April 10, 2015, at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City, with Chaplain Greg Stafford officiating. Memorials may be made to the Beatty family and may be accepted at the funeral home, www.irwinchapel.com.