Henry C. Beattie, Sr.

Henry C. Beattie, Sr. (BS Egr-No Pref '42), a resident of the Estates at Carpenters in Lakeland, Florida, died November 24, 2010, of heart failure. He was 89 years old.

He was born in Maine City, Michigan, February 27, 1921. After receiving his BS in civil engineering, Beattie later attained certification in mechanical and manufacturing engineering. During WWII he was the production engineer on the design and building of the Navy and Army Corsair airplane as well as other Navy and Army airplane contracts.

He was vice president of Reef Baker Corp. and general manager of the manufacture of automotive, truck, and bus parts as well as off-highway equipment. After retirement he continued to serve as a management consultant.

Beattie was active in civic and business organizations. He was a life member of Masonic Lodge #62 in Marine City, Michigan, and deputy instructor of District #17, with dual membership at the Wauchula (Florida) Lodge. He was an active member of the First United Methodist Church and Lions Club both in Marine City and Wauchula; he also served on the Marine City School Board.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Captain and Mrs. H.C. Beattie; his wife Mary K. Beattie; his brothers Irving and Clayton Beattie; his sister Virginia Baker; and his daughter Pamela Sue Hayden. He is survived by his son Henry Jr. and daughter Bonnie (Keith) Thompson, both of Marysville, Michigan; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.