Harvey Beattie

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Funeral services for Harvey Beattie, 82 year old Buffalo resident, who passed away early Monday morning at the Johnson County Healthcare Center in Buffalo, will be held Saturday, October 10th 10:00 a.m. at the Harness Funeral Home Chapel in Buffalo, with Father Peter Johnson officiating. Visitation will be held from the funeral home chapel on Friday from 1:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. Interment will be in Willow Grove Cemetery with military graveside services immediately following the funeral. Donations in Harvey’s memory may be made to the Buffalo Senior Center or the American Legion Post #13 in care of the Harness Funeral Home at 351 N. Adams in Buffalo. Online condolences may be made at www.harnessfuneralhome.com.
Harvey Ralph Beattie was born on May 6, 1933 in Moline, Illinois to Robert and Eva Beattie. He grew up and went to school in Illinois and graduated from Reynolds High School in Reynolds, Illinois with the class of 1951. After high school he joined the U.S. Navy and served in Greenland. He was a boxer in the Navy and received an honorable discharge in March of 1954. He was married to Beverly Clason in the mid 1950’s and they made their home in Andalusia, Illinois where Harvey was a brick mason. They later moved to Rock Island, Illinois where he continued as a mason and they raised their two boys. They moved to Matherville, Illinois where they were divorced and Harvey moved to Texas. He met and was married to Nancy Lee Beattie on July 19, 1981 in Garland, Texas where they made their home. Harvey’s work as a brick layer took him all over the country and he was a foreman for brick construction jobs for many years. Harvey retired and they moved to Buffalo in 1997. They continued living in Buffalo until his death. He was a member of the American Legion Post #13; the Back Country Horseman and were very active at the Buffalo Senior Center where Harvey enjoyed playing pool.
Harvey is survived by his wife, Nancy Lee Beattie of Buffalo; three sons, Todd Beattie and his wife, Cindy of Davenport, Iowa, Scott Beattie of Connecticut, and Andy Miller and his wife, Ellen of Underwood, Washington; three daughters, Tammy Miller of Haymarket, Virginia, Stacy Webster and her husband, Robert of Dallas, Texas, and Hazel Michelle Miller and her husband, Paul Wright of Buffalo; one brother, Tim Beattie and his wife, Alberta of Milan, Illinois; as well as eleven grandchildren and ten great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Richard and Kay and one grandson, Sam Webster.