OBITUARY

Hugh Curtis Beeson

February 20, 1936May 5, 2018
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Hugh Curtis Beeson Hugh Curtis Beeson, age 82, of Knoxville, TN. Passed away on Saturday May 5, 2018. Hugh was born and raised in Kernersville, NC. He received his BS degree in Mechanical Engineering from North Carolina State University and went on to obtain a masters degree in Industrial Management from the University of Tennessee. Hugh settled in Oak Ridge and had a long successful career including Director of Engineering at all three DOE facilities in Oak Ridge. Hugh and his wife Shirley moved to Knoxville after retirement where he enjoyed traveling, golfing, boating and playing cards with his friends at the Oak Ridge Country Club. Hugh was proceeded in death by his loving wife Shirley Haynes Beeson, his parents Joseph Curtis Beeson and Lola Pearl Beeson, his sisters Clarisse Weavil and Nancy Whicker and his brother Broadway. He is survived by his three children, Gwynn Beeson Lind, Gina Lynn Busby and Hugh Curtis Beeson Jr., his sister Bonnie Craver, nine grandchildren and ten great grandchildren. He will be sadly missed but joyfully remembered. Hugh’s celebration of Life will be on Friday, May 11, 2018 from 5:00 to 8:00 pm at Berry Highland Memorial, 5315 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN.

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  • Celebration of Life Friday, May 11, 2018
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John Cowen

May 10, 2018

So sorry to learn of Hugh's passing. He was always a class act and a good friend during our working days at the Y-12 plant in Oak Ridge.
He gave me an opportunity to advance my career when nobody else would. For that trust he had in me, I will always be eternally grateful.
I'm certain Hugh will be missed by family and friends for many years to come. Rest in peace old friend, I know we'll meet again someday.

Donna West

May 9, 2018

My favorite memory of Uncle Hugh was our family camping trips. He knew how to make things fun, his laughter and great sense of humor were contagious and I remember as a child his nicknames for each one of his children. He loved each of them in a special way. He was carefree and I would say “the family rebel”. Which of course I loved. His old Volkswagen van said it all. I love you Uncle Hugh. You were always one of my favorite people! Gwen, Gina and Curt, praying for you guys. We’ve been where you are and it’s not easy. You are strong individuals and even stronger together!

Love ya!

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