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David Beale

David B. Beale

Tuesday, May 12th, 2020
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Reverend David Bernard Beale, age 82, was born August 16, 1937 in Charlottesville, and passed away May 12, 2020. He was predeceased by his parents, Herman and Rita Bacon Beale; two sisters and two brothers. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Patricia Coffey Beale; his daughter Robin Beale Franklin of Urbanna; his sons David Beale (Robin) of Arlington, Washington and Timothy Beale (Melanie) of Seaford. Affectionately known as Bubby, he is survived by 4 grandchildren, Tyler Franklin (Corbin) of Mechanicsville, Joshua Franklin (Caitlin) of Sterling, Rachel Franklin Neal (Taylor) of Richmond, Landon Beale of Arlington, Washington and 3 great grandchildren, Harper and Virginia Franklin and Larkin Neal.

He was a member and pastor emeritus of Hermitage Baptist Church in Church View where he was a member of the choir. He especially liked singing to classical hymns and bluegrass gospel music. He was the pastor of several baptist churches throughout his career. Among them were Coleman Falls, Big Island; Mineral Springs, Gladstone; Whitakers, NC; Mt. Zion, Dunbrooke; and Red Oak, Appomattox.

He served his country in the Navy and Marines as a hospital corpsman during the Korean conflict. He graduated from Fleetwood H.S. in Massies Mill, VA; attended Lynchburg College, and earned a Master’s degree from Southeastern Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, NC. Young people and children held a special place in his heart.

In lieu of flowers, please consider Youth Ministry at Hermitage Baptist Church (94 Wares Bridge Rd, P.O. Box 190 Church View, VA 23032.) Interment will take place at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, 650 Thrashers Creek Rd. Amherst, VA 24521. Faulkner Funeral Homes, Bristow-Faulkner Chapel, Saluda, Virginia is assisting the family with arrangements. A public Memorial Service will be held at a later date.
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    Mt. Pleasant Cemetery
    650 Thrashers Creek Road
    AMHERST, VA 24521
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Posted at 07:35pm
Mrs. Beale,
I'm sorry to hear of the passing of Rev. Beale. Rev. Beale baptized me back in the 80's at Red Oak Baptist church. I always enjoyed listening to Mr. Beale pray. When he prayed it was like listening to my granddaddy (Twyman Phelps) pray. It seemed as if they had a direct line and was speaking directly to the Lord, and if you listened close enough, you could hear the Lord speak back to them. Such a soothing memory. I will be keeping you and your family in my prayers.
Ttacy Miller

Trudy Harris

Posted at 01:12pm
Mrs. Beale and Tim and family,

I am so very sorry for your loss. I enjoyed Rev. Beale's sermons and leadership when he pastored Red Oak Baptist Church in Appomattox. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. God Bless! Trudy Harris

Dianne Nash

Posted at 03:39pm
We are so sorry to hear of your loss. We pray that God will bring comfort and healing to you and your family during this difficult time. Would love to reconnect with you . (Dtnash7@cs.com)
Dianne and Wiley Nash

Sandy Baughan Gladding

Posted at 08:29am
Mr. Beale will always hold a special place in my heart. He baptized and married me to my wonderful husband, Tilden. He touched my life and many others, including my father , David. They did many things together like going on hunting trips. My entire family was close with his family and will miss him. Mr. Beale was a true servant of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. He was not just a preacher he was a pastor. I have memories of him sitting with folks for hours and all day comforting them and taking care of his sheep in times of death and sickness. I am sure Jesus greeted him with well done my faithful servant. Much love, Sandy Baughan Gladding

Susan Frazier

Posted at 04:38pm
Reverend Beale was the first pastor to have an impact on my life. His family was dear to me when I was 9-10-11 years old. He performed the service when my parents renewed their vows on their 50th anniversary. My heart goes out to his wife, children, grandchildren and even great grandkids. He was a wonderful man and he will be missed. Susan Courtney Frazier

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