OBITUARY: Former moderator of Southwest Fla. assn. Charles Beal, dies in Texas
Jul 27, 2013

SARASOTA (FBW)—Charles Beal, retired pastor of Bay Haven Baptist Church in Sarasota, died July 1 in Richland Hills, Texas. He was 86.

He served as pastor of Bay Haven Baptist Church 32 years, and, after retirement, served as interim pastor of churches in Sarasota, Manatee and Charlotte counties.

Before moving to Texas, Beal was pianist of Heritage Baptist Church in Bradenton. He also served several terms as moderator of the Southwest Florida Baptist Association.

Beal is survived by two sons, Eric and Jeremy, and several grandchildren. His wife, Winona, preceded him in death.

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