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James "Jim" Beal, 62, Woodford Co., KY (1952-2014)

James "Jim" Beal, of Versailles, formerly of Campbellsville, son of the late Everett Moore Beal and Rose Tessore Beal, was born May 25, 1952, in McKees Rock, Pennsylvania. He died at 2:20 A.M., Tuesday, October 14, 2014 in Lexington, at the age of 62.

Growing up in Clinton, Pennsylvania, Jim joined the Boy Scouts of America and received the highest rank attainable, becoming an Eagle Scout. During his time in the Boy Scouts, Jim felt like he should help people. After moving to Campbellsville, he became a Paramedic with Campbellsville Taylor County EMS and Fire Fighter with Taylor County Fire and Rescue while working as manager at Hardees and later, at Sherwin Williams.

Jim went on to receive a Ph.D. in Medical Science at Penn State. He attended St. Leo Catholic Church in Versailles.

He is survived by one daughter and son-in-law, Hannah Rash and husband, Cameron of Maysville; one granddaughter, Alyssa Rash of Maysville; one sister, Rosemarie Jones and husband, Robert of Leetsdale, Pennsylvania; one brother-in-law, James Beattie of New Hampshire; one niece and nephew: Lauren Jones of Leetsdale, Pennsylvania and Timothy Lunn of New Hampshire and significant friend, Marilyn Chapman of Versailles.

He was also preceded in death by one brother and two sisters: Everett "Sonny" Beal Jr., Barbara Lee Moon and Bonnie Jean Beattie.

A visitation was held at 9:00amET, Thursday, October 16, 2014 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home. A funeral service was held at 11:00amET, Thursday, October 16, 2014 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home in Campbellsville, officiated by Rev. Jim Reinhart.

Expressions of sympathy should be donations to the American Diabetes Association and may be made at Parrott and Ramsey Funeral Home.

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James "Jim" Beal, 62, Woodford Co., KY (1952-2014)

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