Dickey L. Beal passed away September 10,2020 at Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor, Maine. The youngest of five children he was born at home in Jonesport on 4/29/1955 to Earlon A and Marie Faulkingham Beal
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He married his high school sweetheart on June 10, 1977 and all because two people fell in love they were blessed with two sons and five beautiful grandchildren.
He graduated from Jonesport-Beals High School in 1975 where he was known for his mischievous ways and pulling a few pranks on occasion. One being the day he rearranged and turned Mrs. Huntley’s desk around. It wasn’t a good scene when she went to sit down and didn’t have an opening for her legs. When he left her room that day he received a big kick in the butt from her black patent leather shoes with the gold buckles while she was trying to hold back her big smile.
He was the only one in his family to love Ford vehicles. He was known to lay a few patches of black rubber marks on the roads in his 1965 Ford Fairlane he had owned since high school as late as last year with one of his good friends Dan Sawyer in tow. This was while Wendy was at work and was wondering what young kid was making all the noise with that loud car. His brother Rickey will never forget the day he took his 1969 427 Chevrolet Biscayne down to the sand pile stretch and burned a tire off it.
Dickey loved NASCAR racing and he and Wendy enjoyed and attended many races and could write a book on all the unforgettable memories they made with William and Letitia Look and their family. He loved 4 wheeling and snowmobiling and everyone learned quickly not to attach the food tow sled to Dickey’s snowmobile if you wanted any food left by the time you made it to camp. He wasn’t noted for a slow steady speed. He has taken Sharon and Roland Fontaine, Michelle and Bion Holbrook, Barry and Debbie Cameron, and many others on unforgettable 4 wheeler trails filled with scenery, dust, and a lot of mud puddles.
When he was younger he enjoyed deer hunting and spent many hours on Head Harbor Island with Farrell Beal and all the crew but when recently asked if he liked to hunt he said not anymore I just love to look at them.
Dickey always loved as he called it “twisting wrenches” and owned and operated Beal’s Auto Repair for 39 years where he made many friends and was given the nickname Doc by some of his customers. His garage is still filled with many memories, tools, and parts that he collected over the years including the sign “Twist and Shout” given to him by Stuart Crosby who also never forgot to call and wish him a Happy Birthday ever year. For many years friends gathered after work on Friday nights to enjoy stories and laughs at the Twist and Shout.
Dickey’s life was full of friends but he most loved his time with the grandchildren who referred to him as Papa. He worked for hours with Keegan building four wheeler trails behind the house so they could all enjoy rides together. He loved his hugs and kisses whenever they visited and loved having them so close by.
Dickey had a huge heart, infectious smile and was loved by all that knew him. He hated to see any animal hurt or hungry and was sure that he fed his gull Cluck,Cluck two hot dogs every night. He enjoyed watching and feeding all the stray animals that came to the back yard. He was even known to take in some stray humans when they needed a place to go.
He is survived by his wife Wendy. His son Oscar and wife Tricia and children Reanna and Delani. Son Derrick and wife Starr and children Keegan, Kassidy and Hadlee. His sisters Earlene Kelley and Noreen Smith, and brothers Dale Beal and wife Amber and Rickey Beal and wife Holly. Sister-in-law Gail Beal and husband Farrell and mother-in-law Lorraine Wallace. Many nephews, and nieces that he loved dearly including two that were more like sons Harold Beal and Richard Beal. He was pre-deceased by his parents, brother-in-laws William Smith and Ralph Kelley. There will be a graveside service held on September 19, 2020 @11:00 Greenwood Cemetery.Donations in his memory may be made to the Ark Animal Shelter, 60 Barber Lane Cherryfield, ME 04622.