Danny Joe Beale

November 2, 1947May 3, 2019

Danny Joe Beale, born in 1947, died Friday morning in Little Rock. He was born in Dyersburg, Tenn. to parents, Jeff and Jewell Beale. He was pre-deceased by his parents and his older brother, Paul Edward Beale of Columbus, Miss. Beale is survived by his wife of 51 years, Judith Dupree Beale (Jacksonville, Ark.), his brother, Ted R. Beale (Sommerville, N.J.); daughter Michelle Beale (Bellevue, Wash.); son and daughter-in-law, Jeff and Paula Harding Beale (Memphis, Tenn.); two grandsons, Conor and Ian Robertson (Bellevue, Wash.); nephew, Greg Beale (Blytheville, Ark); Niece, Angela Beale King (Russellville, Ark.); Godchild, Holly Herlocker; and nieces and nephews from the Dupree family – Warren, Stony, Shannon, Misty, Bill, Alex, Mark and Nicole of Arkansas; and nieces, Joanna DiGiuro Moffitt and Monica DiGiuro ( of California).

He attended Blytheville, Ark. schools through his sophomore year, then graduated from Treadwell High School in Memphis, Tenn. He received a Bachelor of Science degree from Memphis State University and a Law Degree from the University of Memphis. He was a life-long member of Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity. He worked as a legal advisor and employee benefits consultant for 30 plus years in Little Rock, Memphis and Seattle, Wash.

He loved golfing, fishing, cooking, whistling and singing. He developed lasting friendships over the years with hunters, golfers and fishing buddies. When hunting his choice of weapons was a camera. He was a great father and husband. He was a good man and will be remembered lovingly by his family and friends for his wonderful and unique laughter as well as sharp sense of humor and wit. He will be remembered for all of these things, as well as his generous acts of hospitality and the many delicious meals he prepared for family and friends over the years.

In lieu of flowers, the Beale family asks that any memorial gifts be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, Memphis, Tenn. or to the American Cancer Society.

Visitation service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Griffin Leggett Rest Hills Funeral Home, 7724 Landers Rd., North Little Rock, Arkansas.


  • Visitation/Memorial Service Saturday, May 11, 2019


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Jack Heflin

May 9, 2019

Danny was my true friend and confidant. I will always remember his laughter and love of a good joke. We played a hundred or more rounds of golf together. Always the tough competitor, but always looking at the funny side of the game. He is the cofounder of an annual golf outing to Hot Springs Village. ( 11 years and counting ). I miss you, but am counting on you saving a tee time for us when I join you. Rest In Peace Ole Friend !🏌🏼⛳️

Kim Crews-Gibson

May 9, 2019

You were the most awesome dad and could always be counted on to cook a bunch of teens and tweens breakfast. I never recall seeing you anything but smiling. I never knew you had a law degree but then that is how you always were...just cool. You did not need to have credentials to be awesome in my book. I know you will be missed by many. I find myself smiling, just enjoying the memories and how welcome you always made me and all your kids' friends feel.

Annette Delgado

May 8, 2019

What a wonderful neighbor in Foxwood you were. Deepest sympathy to Judy, Michelle, Jeff and all your family. May you find Peace in God’s love. Annette