Ralph Gene Beaty a wonderful husband of 42 years to Rebecca Jean Beaty. Wonderful father to two daughters Sheila Swanson of Lincoln, Neb., Cindi L. Miner of Grove, Okla. Wonderful grandfather of seven grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

Remaining family four sisters, Mary Heckard of Tulsa, Okla., Jackie Kerns of Tahlequah, Okla., R-Della Benning of Coffeville, Okla., Lou Wedding of Tahlequah, Okla., one brother Leon Beaty of Texas.

He was born Sept. 30, 1949 to Lino and Jane Beaty in Alluwa, Okla. He served six years in the United States Army. He lived most of his life in Miami, Okla. Ralph spent most of his life as a truck driver and traveled a lot of miles. He loved to hunt and fish, always willing to lend a hand to anyone even when he was very sick.

He loved his family and always treated everyone fair and had a smile for you. His dream was to retire and travel with his wife. His life was taken too soon from cancer. He will be missed, loved and cherished forever. Never to be forgotten. He will be remembered for the very wonderful man he was.

Memorial graveside services will be held at 10 a.m., Friday, July 2, 2010 at the G.A.R. Cemetery with the Bro. Mark Goode officiating. Professional services will be handled in part by Paul Thomas Funeral Homes.