He was born Nov. 25, 1948, in Rabun County to Mary Carter Beaty of Clayton and the late George Beaty. He was a member of Battle Branch Baptist Church. He was a logger in the timber industry, and he was an avid fisherman.
Buck is survived by: his wife, Freda Wooten Beaty of Clayton; his mother, Mary Carter Beaty of Clayton; a son, Jack Beaty of Clayton; a granddaughter, Julie Beaty of Clayton; a brother, Wayne and wife Debbie of Clayton; three sisters and their spouses, Nancy and Michael Holcomb and Barbara and Robert Ledford, all of Clayton, and Sandy and Allen Vinson of Otto, N.C.; and several nephews, nieces and cousins.
Funeral services were held Dec. 28 at Antioch United Methodist Church with the Rev. Larry Cannon officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.
Hunter Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. An online guestbook is available at www.hunterfuneralhomega.com.
The Clayton Tribune, Jan. 5, 2012