The funeral service will be held at 2:30 P.M., Sunday, February 2, 2020 at St. Paul A.M.E. Church, Johnson Street, Oglethorpe, Georgia. Burial will in the Oglethorpe City Cemetery, Oglethorpe, Georgia.
Mr. Henry Robert Beal, well known as Robert was born June 5, 1946 in Montezuma, Macon County, Georgia to the late Willie Beal and Dorothy Hall Beal. He was preceded in death by his siblings George Beal, Willie Arthur Beal Jr., Helen Hubbert, and Dorothy Beal Loman. He was educated in the Macon County Public School system where he was a graduate of the historic D. F. Douglass High School. Robert accepted Jesus Chris as his personal Savior and joined the Mt. Zion AME Church of the New York Community and later along with his parents he joined the Travelers Rest CME of Montezuma, Georgia.
He worked for the Macon County Board of Education for several years before pursing his dream of owning his own business as a painter, carpenter, and electrician.
Robert enjoyed life to the fullest. He enjoyed being around his family and friends, telling folktales and making people laugh. He was very well known in the community and loved by many.
He leaves a legacy of love and many fond memories to his wife, Vera Harpe Beal, Ideal, Georgia; his children, Bertha (Jerome) Clark, Oglethorpe, Georgia, Melinda Queen, Unadilla, Georgia, Tiecha Beal, Ideal, Georgia, Latorsha Town, Montezuma, Georgia and Brian Sanders, Atlanta, Georgia; a son he raised as his own, Otis Burden, Atlanta, Georgia; twelve grandchildren and nine great grandchildren; siblings, Annie Lue Smith, Millard (Jannie) Beal, Obie Beal, Tommie (Cynthia) Beal, Raymond Beal, Beverly (Hayward) Hopper, Harriet Brown, and Willie Sanders; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Marion Smith, Betty Harpe, Elzie Fulks all of Ideal, Georgia, Tarry (Barbara) Harpe Oglethorpe, Georgia and Eddie Harpe, Brooklyn, New York; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.