Roy Kenneth Beach

June 8, 2015


Past Services

Sunday June 14, 2015
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Southside Chapel
5033 Rouse Drive
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
(757) 422-4000 | Directions
Monday June 15, 2015
11:00 am
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Southside Chapel
5033 Rouse Drive
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
(757) 422-4000 | Directions

VIRGINIA BEACH- Roy Kenneth Beach, 79, passed away on Monday, June 8, 2015. He was born in Norfolk, Virginia to the late Joseph Edward Beach and Laura Jane Miller Beach. He was the past president of the Optimist Club at Maury High School and he was also the President of his graduating Police Academy Class. He worked as a police officer for the city of Norfolk for 31 years, the last 22 of these years as a detective. Roy also worked as the Director of Security at Sentara Leigh Hospital for 14 years before retiring in 2004.
He was predeceased by his first wife, Shirley Elizabeth Beach, mother of five sons; a brother, Edward Joseph “Buddy” Beach; sister, Mildred Jeanette Gallop; sister, Helen Jeanette Desimone; sister, Thelma Hancock; sister, Velma Anderson; brother, Herbert James Beach; and a daughter-in-law, Wanda G. Beach.
Roy is survived by his wife Betty Beach; their seven children, Roy Kenneth Beach, Jr., Robert Glenn Beach and wife Victoria L. Beach, Kevin Gerard Beach, Steve Beach, Patrick Gerard Beach and wife Tammy Beach, Sherrie Lynn Hill, and Keith Richard Christy; 10 grandchildren, Timothy Chad Beach, Thomas Cody Beach, Dennis James Beach, Robert Zane Beach, Joshua Roy Beach and wife Randi Lynn Beach, Elizabeth Nicole Beach, Jennifer Crystal Beach, Jeremy Scott Beach, Brian Christopher Hill and Candace Marie Christy; five great-grandchildren, Jasmine Marie Beach, Kira Nicole Beach, Joshua Robert Beach, Christopher George Beach, and Blaike Landon Hill; sister, Virginia Lee Everett; brother, Earl Henry Beach; and sister, Joyce Camelia Leis.
The family will receive friends on Sunday, June 14, 2015 from 7:00pm to 9:00pm at Altmeyer Funeral Home, 5792 Greenwich Road, Virginia Beach. A Celebration of Life ceremony with Norfolk Police Honors will be held in the funeral home on Monday, June 15, 2015 at 11:00am.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Virginia C.O.P.S. at P.O. Box 3295, Henrico, Virginia 23228 (to benefit survivors of police officers killed in the line of duty).
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Richard McGrath
8 years ago

Dear Beach Family,
Sheri and I and the staff of Dominion Insurance Group are saddened by the loss of Roy. Your entire family are in our thoughts and prayers. I first met Roy when he was on the police department in Norfolk. I was a Paramedic and he always said hello when our paths would cross during a shift. It was great when we got to work together again when he came to Dominion for his insurance. We will all miss him very much.

Richard and Sheri McGrath and the staff of Dominion Insurance Group.

Renata Banks
8 years ago

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. May God bless each of you and may Mr. Roy Beach rest in peace.

Michele Miller
8 years ago

I will miss my big teddy bear of an uncle. Such a gentle giant. Always making people smile with his big heart. I still treasure the posters he gave me that were used in a sting operation many, many years ago. He knew I would love them because they were cats. Peter and I enjoyed visiting and sharing coffee and sweets while listening to stories and catching up on each other lives with Roy and Betty. He has always been supportive of me and made me feel treasured. I will miss your love, your jokes and your smiles. As I have always told you, I love you Uncle Roy!!

Keri Dawson
8 years ago

Tammy and Patrick, my heartfelt condolences to you and your family. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Joe Riplinger
8 years ago

I helped Roy look up information in Central Records where I worked. He would have me laughing for quite some time by saying something funny every time he came by. It was such a pleasure to know Roy. My condolences to the family and may God keep you in his hands.

Dick and Helen Busick
8 years ago

Dear Betty and family, so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May his memory be eternal.

Cheryl Brothers
8 years ago

Patrick and Tammy,
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time. I pray God’s peace for each of you now and in the days to come. Love you,
Ms. B