Rodney Ray Beaty, 61, of Girard, formerly of Morrisonville, passed away at 9:45 a.m. on Saturday, January 2, 2021 at Memorial Medical Center.


Rodney was born December 16, 1959 in Taylorville, the son of Ray Beaty and Sheryl (Hill) Rhoades.  He owned Rodney Beaty Lawn Mower Service for many years, providing maintenance on lawn implements as well as lawncare for the community.  Later in life he worked for various organizations as a security guard.  Rodney loved attending demolition derbies, watching racing, and playing BINGO.


He was preceded in death by his parents.


Rodney is survived by his fiancée, Janice L. Smith of Girard; daughters, Elizabeth (husband, Steve) Taylor of Litchfield, and Jeannine (husband, Ray Budde) Beaty of Decatur; grandchildren, Kassandra Taylor, Drake Taylor, Skylar Taylor, Bella Budde, and Bailey Budde; sister, Rhoda Whipple of Taylorville; brothers, Kyle Beatty of Joliet, and Kevin Beatty of Salinas, CA; several nieces, nephews, and cousins; and his faithful dogs, Slick and Cookie.


Visitation:  The family will receive friends from 1:00-2:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 7, 2021 at Perfetti-Assalley Funeral Home in Morrisonville.  Social distancing will be required, as well as the wearing of masks.  A private funeral ceremony will follow the visitation with Pastor Eric Stillwell officiating.


Interment will follow the ceremony at Morrisonville Cemetery.


Memorial contributions may be made to: The family of Rodney Ray Beaty.


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