Dalton Jackson Beaman, 90, passed away October 30, 2021 in Greensboro.
A celebration of life will be held at 3 pm on Saturday, November 6, 2021 at Rehobeth United Methodist Church, face masks will be required. Family visitation will be prior to the service from 2:00 until 2:45 pm. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The register book and tribute video will be available on Friday, November 5th from 1pm until 5pm at George Brothers Funeral Service, 803 Greenhaven Drive, for those wishing to pay their respects.
Dalton was born March 5, 1931 in the Love Joy community of Troy to the late Norman and Girtha Hamilton Beaman. When Dalton was 13, his mother died and he, his brother and 4-month old sister went to live with their maternal grandparents, Dan W. and Lucy Hulin Hamilton.
Dalton was active in high school sports at Troy High School earning a full baseball scholarship to Lees-McRae College and later to Elon College.
He met his wife, Lucile Gragg Beaman, at Lees-McRae and they supported the college as active alumni including contributions to the Lucile G. Beaman Scholarship established by her graduating class of 1952. Upon graduation in 1951, Dalton served four years in the U.S. Navy as a Hospital Corpsman, and as a Petty Officer spending 32 months at sea. After his military service Dalton graduated from Elon and did post-graduate work in hospital administration at Rex Hospital in Raleigh. He retired from Moses Cone Hospital.
Dalton was a faithful member of Rehobeth United Methodist Church where he and Lucile were married in 1956. He served on the administrative board for over 50 consecutive years, was a long-time member of the Fellowship Sunday School Class, served as president of the United Methodist Men and delivered Mobile Meals. He was also a Trustee of the historic Shiloh Methodist Church in Troy. Dalton enjoyed gardening, sharing houseplants with neighbors, friends and medical staffs, hunting wild turkeys in Caswell County, pier fishing on the Carolina coasts in the fall, photography, genealogy, cooking, and playing bridge and golf.
In addition to his parents, Dalton was preceded in death by his wife, Lucile, in 2015. He is also preceded in death by his siblings, Bobby and Linda.
Survivors include his daughters Celia Beaman Kiser (Mike) and Susan Beaman Wells, both of Greensboro; granddaughters Alison Wells Martin (Jacob) of Durham and Abbey Wells White (Malcolm) of Austin, TX; great-grandsons Wells and Levi Martin with another baby boy due in November.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Rehobeth United Methodist Church, 4475 Rehobeth Church Road, Greensboro, NC 27406.
Condolences may be offered at www.georgebrothersuneral.com.
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