LeRoy ‘Humphry’ Beale, 63, chef who taught OSHA and food safety courses

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LeRoy ‘Humphry’ Beale, 63, of Williamsburg, passed away on Sunday, April 10, 2016.

LeRoy is survived by his wife of 43 wonderful years, Theresa; daughter, Tobie Hicks; son, Jeramy Beale; grandchildren, Shawn, Shane and Shayna; best friend, Elizabeth; and many other family members and friends.

He was a loving father and husband. LeRoy was born on a farm in Wisconsin. He lived on the farm with his grandparents, who primarily raised him. He lived up and down the East Coast, from Maine to Florida, and had lived in the Williamsburg area for the past 10 years.

LeRoy was a veteran of the Vietnam War and served our country in the U.S. Navy with 23 years of service from 1969 until retirement in Florida in June of 1993. LeRoy received an associate’s degree in culinary arts from Pensacola Jr. College in Milton, Fla.

After receiving his degree, LeRoy worked at Parris Island, where he ran a mess hall and taught OSHA and food safety courses. He also worked as a chef at Morrison’s and Piccadilly. He was a dedicated and proud Green Bay Packers fan, an avid wood worker, and enjoyed reading books out of his collection of more than 3,000 different copies.

Funeral services will be private and burial at sea will occur at a later date.

Friends of the Beale family request for charitable donations to be made to tmcfunding to help with the many future challenges and expenses they will face.

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