Beaty, A.F. “Chink”

A.F. “Chink” Beaty was born May 17, 1920 in Cheyenne, Oklahoma to Carey Mildred and Leo David Beaty. He passed away February 21, 2012 at Elk City, Oklahoma at the age of 91 years, 9 months and 4 days.
Chink graduated from Cheyenne High School in 1939 and was married to Lila Muriel (Davidson) at Sayre, Oklahoma on February 20, 1940. They had just celebrated their 72nd wedding anniversay. They made their home on the Gyp Creek Ranch, four miles east of Cheyenne. Chink was a rancher at heart and was an excellent cowboy and horseman.
He was a member of the Cheyenne First Baptist Church, served as a Daecon for nearly 50 years and was a member of the choir.
He was preceded in death by his parents and 1 brother, L.D.
He is survived by his wife, Lila Muriel, of the home; 2 daughters, Chiquita Spillers, Elk City, Oklahoma, Darlene James and husband, Pat, Elk City, OK; 2 sons, Tom Beaty and wife, Debbie, Elk City, OK, Bill Beaty and wife, Renee’, Cheyenne, OK; 11 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren and one on the way, his best friend, Billy Chalfant, Edmond, OK; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Services were held Friday, February 24, 2012 at 10:00 am at Cheyenne First Baptist Church officiated by Terrell Romberg and Dennis Hooper. Burial followed at Cheyenne Cemetery under the direction of Whinery-Savage Funeral Service.
Condolences can be made online at Memorials may be made to the Cheyenne Education Foundation, the Roger Mills Historical Society or the Baptist Children’s Home.
Cheyenne Star, Cheyenne, OK 1MAR2012