Gerald Beatty Jr.

    Gerald “Jerry” Beatty Jr., 60, of Murphy, passed away Wednesday, March 2, 2016, at his residence.
    He was born in Dade County, Fla., to the late Gerald Beatty Sr. and Barbara Joy Beatty of Murphy.
    Jerry was a self-employed boat and auto mechanic. He loved to build things and spend time with his family.
    Jerry volunteered for the Bellview Volunteer Fire Department. He was of the Christian faith.
    In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Elaine Beatty; one brother, John Beatty; one sister, Carol Beatty; and nephew, Brandon.
    A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 2, at Townson-Rose Funeral Home Chapel in Murphy.
    The family will receive friends from noon-2 p.m. Saturday, April 2, at Townson-Rose Funeral Home.
    In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Valley River Humane Society, P.O. Box 658, Murphy, NC 28906.
    You may send tributes to the Beatty family at www.townson-rose.com.
    Townson-Rose Funeral Home is in charge of all arrangements.