John Davis Beaty, 49

MT. JULIET -- Funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m. Thursday, January 1, 2009 at Bond Memorial Chapel for Mr. Beaty, 49, of Mt. Juliet.

The son of Earl and Shirley Davis Beaty, he died Monday, December 29, 2008.

A member of Cooks United Methodist Church, he was a 1978 graduate of Mt. Juliet High School where he was a standout athlete for the Golden Bears.

John was an avid golfer and all around sports fan. He especially enjoyed UT athletics and was a supporter of Mt. Juliet High football and basketball.

Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Wednesday and 12-2 p.m. Thursday at Bond Memorial Chapel, N. Mt. Juliet Road.

Services will be conducted by Dr. Craig Goff. Interment will follow at Mt. Juliet Memorial Gardens.

Survivors include: parents Earl and Shirley Davis Beaty; brother Joe (Shelly) Beaty; niece and nephew Sarah and Jackson Beaty.

Active pallbearers will inlcude: Bill Daniel, Greg Brown, Steve Nixon, John Thompson, Tony Young, Keith Carson, Johnny Adams and Mark LaRocca.

The family prefers that memorials be made to the American Diabetes Association or Cumberland Heights.

Arrangements by Bond Memorial Chapel.