Beal Clarence (B.C.) Halbrook, retired teacher, passed away on September 23, 2020, the day after his 86th birthday. He was residing at the Oaks Assisted Living facility in Leesburg, Georgia.
His memory will be cherished by his son, Marl; daughter-in-law, Margaret; daughter, Janis Lewis; son-in-law, Richard Lewis; three grandchildren, Melissa (and her husband, Drew), Mary Claire and Jacob; and two great grandchildren, Georgia and Austin. It is certain that he is now reunited with his beloved wife, Evelyn, who preceded him in death in 2011.
Beal was born in Liberty, Arkansas on September 22, 1934 to Clarence and Jenny Halbrook. After graduating from high school in Fisk, Missouri, he enlisted in the Army and served in Korea during the Korean war. Upon completion of his term of service in the Army, Beal attended college at Arkansas Polytechnic College and completed his Bachelor of Science in 1964. In 1969, he completed a Master of Education at Auburn University. He was hired to teach mathematics in 1964 at Terrell High School in Dawson, Georgia, where he continued to teach until his retirement. He came out of retirement for a few years to teach at Terrell Academy and Randolph Southern.
Beal was very strong in his Christian faith. He attended Raines Memorial Baptist Church and later joined First Baptist of Dawson, where he also served as a Deacon. He found great joy in working with the youth group and teaching the 5th grade Sunday School class at First Baptist for many years. His favorite pastime was flying and rebuilding airplanes. He was a founding member of EAA (Experimental Aircraft Association) Chapter 354 in Dawson, Ga.
A graveside service is scheduled for Saturday September 26, 2020 at 11:00 am at Cedar Hill Cemetery in Dawson, Georgia. This will be an open service, but the family asks that visitors observe safe social distance.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in the memory of Beal C. Halbrook to the Georgia Baptist Children’s Home, 9250 Hutcheson Ferry Road, Palmetto, GA 30268.
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