Donald Lee Beach

September 24, 1939March 3, 2019

Donald Lee Beach (Mutt), age 79, went to be with his Heavenly Father on Sunday, March 3, 2019. He was at home surrounded by his wife and daughters.

Survived by his beloved wife of 60 years, Joyce Brown Beach; and his 6 precious daughters, Susan Dillman, Maribeth Carrillo (David), Janet Baxter, Diane Beach, Lora Webber and Judith Adamec (Dennis). He is also survived by a wonderful son-in-law, David Carrillo (Dr. D.) who had helped with his care for many years and was such a blessing.

Donald was the seventh son of the late Robert and Dollie Beach. He is survived by one sister, Betty Harkness (Robert) and one brother, Willie Beach (Betty).

He was preceded in death by two loving son-in-laws, Sam Dillman and Bryan Baxter, as well as his brothers Claude, Tee, Bobby, John, Fred and his sister, Madeline Beach.

He was blessed with nineteen precious grandchildren and six great grandchildren. They loved their poppy so much. He played the best games, gave wheelchair rides and soothed ruffled feathers. He adored these grandchildren: Cliff McGrady, Joshua Carrillo, Melinda Workman, Shannon Kitzerow, Emily Adamec, Brendan Adamec, Mia Beth Adamec, Phoebe Adamec, Paige Baxter, Graelyn Baxter, Brody Adamec, George Adamec, Genevieve Adamec, John Henry Adamec, Michael Webber, Aleighsha Webber, William Donald Webber, Melissa McCulloch and Cody McCarty; and his wonderful great grands: Rylee Neie, Myla Grace Castro (Poppy always said there would only be one Myla Grace), Savannah (Tiny) Workman, Micah McCulloch, Merrick McCulloch and Wyatt Workman. Oh, how he loved all of these kids, as well as a large host of nieces and nephews.

He held a special place in his heart for Tammie Ettner and Tina Carp whom he considered his daughters, also.

Donnie had a wonderful sense of humor- there was always a lot of laughter in the Beach household. He was an extremely hard worker, one of the best auto mechanics around. He was very athletic and when he was able to, he loved to golf, run, play softball, play kickball and volleyball in the back yard with his girls and coach his travel soccer team. He was a very loving husband, father and friend. He always said to his kids, “Be nice”. His gentle, kind heart and love of God is the legacy that he has left to his family and friends.

When he used to come home from work at night, all of his girls would go running, yelling and screaming, “Daddy’s home”, to see who could get the first hug. Now it is with even deeper love and joy that we can say at last, “Daddy’s home”, as Jesus and many others welcomed him home in Heaven with open arms.

Funeral service will be on Saturday, March 9, 2019 at 12 noon at Demaine Funeral Home on Main Street in Fairfax, Va. Visitation for family and friends will be held there one hour prior at 11am. Interment will follow at Fairfax City Cemetery. A reception will directly follow at King of Kings Lutheran Church, 4025 Kings Way Fairfax, Va. 22033.


  • Visitation Saturday, March 9, 2019
  • Funeral Service Saturday, March 9, 2019
  • Committal Service Saturday, March 9, 2019

Donald Lee Beach

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Laura Mattos

March 6, 2019

What a beautifully written and heartfelt tribute to your well loved father!! Our thoughts and prayers are with your family! Love, The Mattos family❤️

Diane Redfearn

March 6, 2019

Rest In Peace, Coach.

Karen (Martell) Bishop

March 6, 2019

My sincerest condolences to the entire Beach family. Your loving tribute to your father/husband/grandfather/brother, is the essence of a life that every man should strive to live. I will hold you in my prayers.

Lynda Workman

March 6, 2019

It was a happy memory for me to see Donnie enjoy his large family and the kids. It was easy to see that Donnie was the much loved patriarch of the large family and that he loved the children so much.

Kathryn Harkness Adams

March 6, 2019

Aunt Joyce and family, We are so sad to hear that Uncle Donnie has gone to Heaven. I have many fond memories from over the years of him, Auntie Joyce and all of my cousins - the beautiful daughters he loved so dearly- at Nonnie and Poppie's on Sundays, stopping in while he was working hard at the Esso/Exxon in Vienna when Mike and I would walk to town, visiting at your home from time to time, and so many holiday and special occasion get togethers with family. I know that Tommy and Rick are overjoyed to see him again, along with so many other family members and friends. We have sent a donation to Capital Caring in loving memory of Uncle Donnie , dearly beloved baby brother and brother in law to my Mom and Dad, Robert and Betty Harkness. May all of your fond memories bring comfort to you at this time of loss. Love always, Kathy and Dan and family