Elwin Joseph ‘Sam’ Beatty, passed away peacefully on Saturday June 28, 2014 at the age of 90 surrounded by his family and friends. He was born on November 6, 1923, in Baton Rouge LA to the late Eugene and Olivia Arbour Beatty. He was a World War II Veteran and served in the U.S. Navy in New Orleans, LA. He served in the Battle of Leyte in the Pacific Theater where he was injured and later honorably discharged. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife Willa Manuel Beatty. Two sisters, Marguerite Stella Beatty and Yvonne Eleanore Beatty; Four brothers William “Will” Eugene Beatty, Roy Norbert Beatty, Gordon Joseph Beatty, and Donald J. Beatty.
During his lifetime Mr. Beatty lived in several Gulf Coast states but Louisiana was always home. He resided longest in Metairie, LA before settling in “God’s Country” Isabel, Lousiana. He spent several great years under the caring staff of the Gulf Coast Veterans Health Care Community Living Center in Biloxi, MS.
He leaves to cherish his memory one daughter, Bridgette Beatty Aronson, one son, Elwin Joseph “Joe” Beatty Jr, three grandchildren Nathan Aronson, Adam Aronson and Brandy Weeks, three greatgrandchildren Willa Aronson, Chase McKnight, Chelsi Sorensen and two brothers, Milton J. Beatty and Gerald Francis Beatty, among so many others.