Mr. Henry Edward Beall, Jr. passed from his earthly life and entered his new life with Christ on November 15, 2007. He was at his home, surrounded by his family after a courageous battle with cancer. Born September 16, 1934, Mr. Beall has been a resident of Galveston for more than
years. Henry is a true BOI. He was a lifelong member of St. Patrick Catholic Church. Henry attended St. Patrick School and Kirwin High School, graduating from Comfort High School in 1952, before attending the University of Texas in Austin.
Upon returning to Galveston, he went to work for his father. A man of honor and integrity, he built a thriving business based on family values. For three generations A & H Electric has been owned and operated within the family.
He was married to the love of his life, his devoted wife April C. (Estes) Beall for 47 years, followed by his nine children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. His devotion to having a close and loving family was undeniable. He and his wife opened their hearts and home to the Right to Life Movement and the high school’s foreign student exchange program. Henry never met a stranger.
Some of his other greatest enjoyments were his horses, (his favorite being Chalky) beautiful landscapes, and the vast ocean. Henry loved to tend to his geese and ducks out at his pond and wrestle with his dog, Nitro. He appreciated so much the awe of the Lord’s gifts and majesty. These things brought him happiness and peace. He was also a true fan of George Strait and Harry Bellafonte. He had a great love for music. Some of Henry’s favorite past times included sports hunting, riding horses, horse shows, boat racing, water skiing, traveling and Henry was a professional flat kite flying water ski champion. He included his children in all of his hobbies. He was a past member of the Galveston Water Ski club, National Kite Flying Association, Mystic Krewe of Aquarius and the Texas City Dikers Camping Club. Henry was a long time member of CCA, Ducks Unlimited, National Rifle Association and Knights of Columbus Monsignor Kirwin Council 787.
Preceded in death by his parents, Henry E. Beall Sr. and Margaret (Engelke) Beall and his sister Dorothy Beall, Henry leaves behind with wonderful memories, his wife April, son Charles Carrington, wife Rolinda, children Callie and Miles all of Austin; son Tim Carrington wife Alana, children Houston (great-grandchild Madison), Chris and Kim, all of Austin; daughter Sherry (Beall) Kirwin, husband John, of Galveston, children Ryan of Austin and Austin of Galveston; daughter Cyndi Beall of Galveston, children Cassie Gibson (great grandchild Ariel) of La Porte, Anthony and Michael Tong of La Marque; son Henry E. Beall III and wife Stephanie, children Jeremy and Sari, all of Galveston; son Rory Beall, wife Debbie, child Lauren, all of Galveston; daughter Carmen (Beall) Baker husband Don Paul Baker and children Alexis Hayden, Lucas and Logan all of Lakeway; son Shane Beall and wife Michelle, and children Alexis Craig, Carly Cortez, Carsyn and Jared, all of Galveston; daughter Kitty (Beall) Kelso and husband Craig, of Galveston; cousin Roni Engelke of San Antonio; other extended family and many loving friends.
A visitation and celebration of Henry’s life will be held November 19th from 5pm – 7pm, followed by a rosary led by Father John Bok, OFM, at 7pm at Malloy & Son Funeral Home.
Funeral Mass will be celebrated Monday, November 20th at 10am at St. Patrick Catholic Church with Father John Bok, OFM, as Celebrant. Interment will follow at Calvary Catholic Cemetery and Mausoleum under the direction of Malloy & Son Funeral Home.
Pallbearers will be Henry Beall III, Shane Beall, Ralph Meckal, Jimmy Jones, John Parsley, and Jaime Castro. Honorary Pallbearers will be sons Charles Carrington, Tim Carrington, Rory Beall, son in-laws John Kirwin, Don Paul Baker and Craig Kelso.
In lieu of flowers, charitable donations may be made to the Henry E. Beall Jr. Memorial Fund, c/o Texas First Bank, P.O. Box 3399
Galveston, Texas 77552-0399, benefiting: M.D. Anderson’s Cancer Research Center & The Lupus Foundation and Research.
Henry’s family would like to extend special thanks to M.D. Anderson Cancer Research Center, as well as Dr. CJ Logothetis and his nurse, Claudette Mendoza, for their loving care and special kindness for the last nine years. The family would also like to thank Hospice Care Team for their care and compassion in recent days.