Norman Lee Beal

Norman Lee Beal a lifelong resident of Bryan passed away after a battle with cancer at the age of 83. Funeral Services will be held at 2pm Wednesday, August 14 at Callaway-Jones Funeral Home. His family will receive guests from 12 until service time. There will be a private family interment at the Beal Family Cemetery. Service arrangements are in the care of Callaway-Jones Funeral Home and Crematory.

Norman was born in Bryan, Texas to Brooks and Lessie (Bullock) Beal. Norman was a teacher and investor. He was a visiting lecturer at A&M for 18 years. He was a Senior Volunteer at the Veterans Outpatient Clinic in College Station since its opening. Norman served in 1st Marine Division, 2nd Battalion 5th Marine, Korea and Fleet Marine Force, Pacific. Staff Sergeant Beal fought in five major battles. He was a member of the 32nd Degree Mason, Arabia Shriner, “Chosin Few”, DAV, Veterans for Peace, and Marine Corps League.

Norman graduated from Allen Academy in Bryan; He attended Stephen F. Austin University where he received B.S. and M. S. degrees. His postgraduate work was through the Universities of Wyoming, Oklahoma State and the University of Texas.

He is preceded in death by his parents; and three brothers Ralph, Oren and Jacob Beal.

Norman’s survivors include his wife Wanda Beal; two sons Stephen Beal and wife Michele, of Bryan, and David Beal and wife Nancy, of The Woodlands; four grandchildren, Clayton and Dalton Beal, both of Bryan, and Sarah and Lauren Beal, both of The Woodlands; four step children, Darla Smith and Waylon Edwards, both of Somerville, Texas, Jodyi Hall, of Kentucky, and Faron King, of Afghanistan; eleven step-grandchildren; six step-great grandchildren; two sister-in-laws, Burma Beal and Evelyn Beal, both of Bryan; numerous nieces and nephews; and mother of his children Grace Beal, of College Station.

In lieu of flowers please donate to the Unitarian Universal Church in College Station, Hospice Brazos Valley, or to the Brady Campaign to prevent gun violence.


  1. I’ve always thought of Norman as a mentor and friend. The six years I lived in the “bunk house” on his property were some of the most enjoyable. He was there when I need someone to talk to when things got tough at school, and seemed to always have the right thing to say. He will be greatly missed and always be in my heart and mind.

    My condolences to his family and friends!

    John Stockwell (class of 84′)

    PS: And it didn’t actually take me six years to graduate just in case you were wondering.

  2. I am so saddened to learn of Norman’s passing. He was a fine man. Daddy thought a great deal of him, as did I. The greatest generation has lost yet another man of honor. My condolences to your family.

  3. When my husband and I moved to College Station in 1965, Norman was very helpful to us. I am sorry to hear of his death.


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