Dr. Benjamin Rowland Beall II 1936-2022
Dr. Benjamin Rowland Beall II, 86, of Frisco passed away on Saturday, June 4, 2022. He was born on April 5, 1936 in Healdton, Okla. to the late Benjamin Rowland (BR) & Hope Vashti (Michaels) Beall. Bennie was a 1954 graduate of Healdton High School where he played football, the tuba and was a member of the glee club. He attended Abilene Christian College and the University of Oklahoma before going on to attend the Kirksville College of Osteopathy and Surgery in Kirksville, Mo. Bennie was in the Atlas Fraternity and earned his D.O. degree in 1962. He served his internship in Tulsa before relocating to Mineola, where he went into practice and would be serving and caring for the Mineola community for years to come.
Bennie built and opened the Mineola Medical and Surgical Clinic in 1971, which was open for 38 years. He also served as chief of staff at Mineola General Hospital and later at Cozby-Germany Medical Center in Grand Saline. After leaving Mineola, he served as the medical authority for Denton County before formally retiring in 2017. Bennie’s genuine concern for others and incredible bedside manner exuded his servant heart and attitude.
Bennie built a wonderful life with his family. He married the love of his life, Dianne, on June 17, 1983, and together they nurtured, loved and educated their five children. His dedication and love for his family ran deep; he was a proud father and grandfather. Bennie enjoyed camping trips and traveling, around the country and the world, especially in the RV after retirement. He and Dianne enjoyed the New Orleans culture and the art, food and music the city had to offer.
Bennie was raised in the Church of Christ where he discovered his profound passion for singing. You could always hear his beautiful voice on Sunday morning. Bennie leaves a legacy of love, faith and kindness that will be greatly missed by all.
In addition to his parents, Bennie was preceded in death by his brother, Michael Henry Beall; sister, Rose Sharon Ondracek; and grandson, Jason Brian Beall. He is survived by his bride, Dianne Beall; five children, Brian (Cindy) Beall of Magnolia, Benjamin Beall of Tyler, Starr Rush of Frisco, Trudy (Chet) Wallace of Flower Mound and Lance Smith of Bedford; grandchildren, Amber (Shane) Piteck, Justin (Harleigh) Julian, Lynda Diaz, Tyler Julian, Nikki (Dustin) Foster, Greer Rush, Mallory Rush, Caley Wallace, Cori Wallace and Caden Smith; and great-grandchildren, Luke, Beau, Remi, Charlee, Adelaide, Jaxston and Hadleigh.
Visitation will be held on Friday, June 10 from 6-8 p.m. in Ted Dickey West Funeral Home, 7990 President George Bush Turnpike, Dallas, TX 75252. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, June 11, 2022 at 11 a.m. in Waterview Church of Christ, 1409 N. Waterview Drive, Richardson, TX 75080 with Jeff Beall officiating. Interment will follow in Restland Cemetery.