Born on June 3rd, 1928 in Edmundston, New Brunswick, Canada, to Archibald Hugh Beaton and Esther Margaret MacLeod, Alexander David Beaton went to his eternal reward on August 3rd, 2015.
Preceded in death by his wife, and the love of his life, Florence Elizabeth Kerrigan Beaton in 2009, David is succeeded by his children, Douglas, David, Matthew, Scott, Alice, Christopher, Nancy and Joanne, 16 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
After his entry into the United States through Madawaska, Maine at a very early age, his formative years were spent in Virginia, Tennessee and Indiana. David experienced the Great Depression, lived through WW 2, and, as a Canadian immigrant, gained US citizenship in the mid-1940s.
A lifelong member of the Roman Catholic Church, David was a long standing member of the Knights of Columbus and the Legion of Mary, dedicating his life to the profession of the Catholic faith, and in later life, along with his sister, Antonia Maria Beaton Crabtree, spent countless hours in an attempt to better the lives of the Native American Apache Catholics of the northwest New Mexico reservations.
An outstanding athlete in his youth, David still holds numerous pitching records established in the 1950s related to the pitching statistics of the Independent Baseball Leagues in Texas. His physical activity and love of sports, (especially the New York Yankees and the Notre Dame college football teams), was passed down to his children, as evidenced by his participation in Corpus Christi, TX city league softball teams aside his sons well into the 1980s. He enjoyed many hours watching his favorite teams during his later years.
David will be remembered for his love of life, family, Church and his adopted state of Texas. An accomplished story teller, his wit, humor and ability to relate to everyone made him at home in every setting he entered, and his career in sales gave him instant acceptability to everyone in every situation.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in his name to The Wounded Warrior Project or to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
He will be missed by all...
Visitation is scheduled for Saturday August 8, 2015, from 8:00 AM until 9:30 AM at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Fayetteville. Rosary will be recited at 9:30 AM.
Funeral services are scheduled for Saturday August 8, 2015 at 10:00 AM at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Fayetteville.
Interment will follow in St. John Catholic Cemetery in Fayetteville.