Elliott Wesley Beal, beloved husband, Dad, Papa, Squib to his brothers, Uncle Bib, and a friend to whomever he met, was unexpectedly called home to be with the Lord on October 3, 2020.
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He was born to the late Uriah and Thelma Beal on June 8, 1936. He met the love of his life, Danita, in the winter of 1952 at a basketball game. He spent his high school years courting her and making many trips between the Island and Columbia Falls. He graduated in 1954 and they were married on July 20, 1956. The next 64 years were filled with much love, happiness, and memories that will live on and never be forgotten. He had four loves in his life: His Lord and Savior, “Dani Baby”, his boys and their families, and a “Big Rig” wheel in his hands. He was known for his great saxophone playing at many graduations, weddings, funerals, and town events. He was part of the musical group, The Islanders, for several years. On September 11, 1970, without thinking, he courageously and unselfishly dove into the ocean to save Beppy Peabody from drowning. For his heroic action, he was awarded the Silver Lifesaving Medal. He will always be remembered for his hugs and the love he gave. Since he never met a “stranger”, those that came into his life, quickly felt like family. Robert Alley, who shared his love of trucking, became his “fourth son.”
During his 40 years of trucking, he made many friendships. The most life changing friendship was the one he made with the Lord. On Saturday, he made his final run, and as he entered Heaven’s gates he said, for the last time, “I’m home.” He was predeceased by his brother Paul and wife Frances, sister-in-law Alverda, and daughter-in-law Brenda.
He is survived by his beloved wife Danita; son Michale and wife Annette, son Mitchell and wife D’Anna, son Matthew and wife Majel; his grandchildren who were his pride and joy: Micheala and husband Josh, new parents-to-be BreAnna and husband Joe, Micki and husband Mitchell, Morgan, Cole, Sterling, and Maverick; his great-grandchildren Hunter, John, and Natalie Rose; his brother Stanley, his brother Merle and wife Regina; along with many nieces and nephews who loved him dearly.
Visiting hours will be held Tuesday, October 6th from 4 - 7pm at the Jonesport United Pentecostal Church, 10 Lamson Lane. Due to Covid restrictions, brief visiting times will be required. A private funeral service (due to Covid) will be held on Wednesday, October 7th at 1pm at the church. In lieu of flowers, a donation can be made in his memory to the Jonesport United Pentecostal Church.
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