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Official Obituary of

Charlie Beatson

November 4, 1951 ~ March 1, 2024 (age 72) 72 Years Old

Charlie Beatson Obituary

Charlie Beatson, age 72, Albany, died Friday March 1, 2024 at home following an illness.  Born in Muncie on November 4, 1951, he grew up in Muncie and was a 1970 graduate of Southside High School.  Charlie was a longtime Albany resident and worked as a journeyman pipefitter at various locations including Johnson Controls, Ball State University, and Landis.  Known by his friends as “MacGyver”, he could build or fix nearly anything.  He was a people-person and enjoyed being outdoors and cooking out.  He belonged to Plumbers & Steamfitters Local 440 and was a former member of Anthony Lodge No. 171, F. & A.M.  Charlie will be missed by all who knew and loved him.

Survivors include his wife of 30 years, Karla Beatson; son: Barney Beatson (wife: Sarah), Cockeysville, MD; daughter: Amanda Underkoffler (husband: Lyle), New Vernon, NJ; step-son: Lee Gaines, Eaton, OH; step-daughter: Lana Gaines, Albany; brother: David Beatson (wife: Sharon), Fortville; sisters: Linda Lindley (husband: Steve), Muncie, and Kathy Thornburg (husband: Donald “Doc”), Marion; 8 grandchildren; nieces, and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents: Joseph & Jeanne (Cunningham) Beatson, and nieces: Sarah Lindley and Shay Beatson.

In accordance with his wishes, cremation will take place. 

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