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His lasting legacy is a man who was well-mannered and pleasant. John Beale is a well known person around Huntsville, Alabama. He is married to Brenda Beale, who is also well respected around town. They have a beautiful family, two children LaToya Beale-Eggleston and Daryl Beale. With four grandchildren: Nevaeh Eggleston, Alivia Eggleston, DJ Beale, and Orlandis Beale. John Beale worked with the US military for 41 years and is now a retired husband, dad and grandfather. I knew Mr. Beale more as a grandfather than anything else and that allowed me to connect with him. When asked about family, he said,

“The word family means a unit of love and togetherness. A unit where everyone works to make the other successful. A unit where you can always find support when you are down, joy when you are sad and hope when you feel hopeless. A family unit continues to make the other members strong and push them to have a future success, thus creating a legacy that will continue successfully into the future generations.”

And the Beale family has done just that in their community and their homes.

Mr.Beale grew up with many siblings. He had one brother and three sisters who were always on his case. He had stated that his parent’s influence was most beneficial to him. They instilled strong ethics and family values. He told me that they worked from sun up to sun down and would still come home in the evenings to take care of the children. His father died when he was younger, but his mother did remarry much later. He still talks about his father and how he and his mother never seemed to grumble about their situation. They always tried to show their children what it took to be successful. This trait did rub off on Mr.Beale!

While working with the military, he was able to travel to many places around the world.

“I have visited over 20 countries to include Europe, Middle East, far East and Pacific rim nations.”

He came in contact with a lot of people talking in many different languages.

“The contact and discussions with people around the world has given me a respect for all people and even more for the the greatness of our country the U.S.A.”

In his 41 years he represented our country well. President Barack Obama recognized him and many of our high generals. When he retired he promised to not return to work, but his work ethics got the best of him. Even though months later he accepted a job with another company, he always keeps family first.

His poise in the work field was furthered and put forward through his college experience. The studying, having to make the grades, and being prepared helped his effort on his superior work ethics.

“I learned that to be the best and do your best you must prepare. It taught me that putting in hard work up front leads to success in the future.”

He tells me about how this transitioned to leadership skills. When using these skills in his different organizations and his Fraternity, it allowed him to carry a career in which he succeeded. Using the skills of strong work ethics and leadership he worked his 41 years with high hopes and loving co-workers. The respect left by John Beale at his workplace, with his friends and families and many other places was inspirational. Till this day he is still inspiring people like me to write about a legacy that will continue for generations.

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