James Dorval Beaty

James Dorval Beaty, age 72 of McKinney, Texas passed away on March 2, 2023. James was born in Ralls, Texas August 21, 1950 to Dorval and Virginia (Mae) Beaty. James grew up in Lorenzo, Texas where he graduated high school in 1968. He moved to Ft. Walton Beach, Florida and attended Okaloosa Walton Jr. College.
James was preceded in death by his father and son, Christen. He was the oldest of eight brothers and sisters, Jerry, Julie, Jeana, Janet, Joann, Jalyn, and Jerel. He is survived by granddaughters Aurora and Ceci of Alaska.
As an adolescent, James worked on the family farm where the irrigation ditch doubled as a swimming pool, played high school basketball, and had an infectious laughter that brought a lot of joy to those around him.
While in Clearwater, Florida, James was a manager in the thriving hospitality industry and enjoyed boating with friends. Upon returning to Texas, he continued working in the hotel business and enjoyed spending quality time with family and friends.
James’ final contribution was donating his remains to UT Southwestern Medical Center, where donations can be made in his name. A family graveside memorial service will be held at a later date.