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Charles “Biggin” Beals, age 55, 398 Bear Wallow Flats, Erwin, died unexpectedly Sunday, July 15, 2012, at the Unicoi County Memorial Hospital.
Mr. Beals was a lifelong resident of Unicoi County and a son of the late Roscoe Sr. and Martha Lee Forbes Beals. He was a construction contractor for most of his working career and retired from disabilities in 1996.
Mr. Beals lived on the river growing up and had a deep love of the water. He was an avid fisherman, ws a giving and selfless friend, and most of all a devoted and beloved husband, father, and Pop-Pop.
Other than his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Roscoe Beals Jr., and his sister, Linda Beals.
Survivors include his loving wife of 34 years, Peggy Wiggins Beals; one son: Charlie Ray Beals, of the home; one daughter: Elizabeth Beals, Erwin; two granddaughters: Emily Beals and Kerrylynn Beals; one brother: Richard Beals and wife Janie; two sisters: Lisa Hensley and husband Danny, and Deborah Hensley, all of Erwin; and several nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held Thursday, July 19, from 5-7 p.m. from the Robert Ledford Funeral Home and Chapel.
Online condolences, photos and memories may be shared with the Beals family through an interactive Book of Memories at
Robert Ledford Funeral Home And Chapel is in charge.