Michael Ben Beott, of Kuttawa, Ky., passed from this life at 10:12 pm Friday, January 22, 2021, age 68, at his home in Lyon County. He was of the Baptist faith and had recently retired from his position as General Manager of two commercial marine products plants in Paducah, KY and Caruthersville, MO. He had a lifelong passion for raising Boxer dogs and riding Harley-Davidson motorcycles. He was the only son of Joseph and Laverne Smith Beott. Survivors include his wife Mary Sandra Edmonds Beott of Kuttawa; his two stepsons, Douglas Smith of Memphis, TN and Craig Smith of Seattle, WA; his stepdaughter, Christina Smith of Puyallup, WA; and his five grandchildren: Michael, Jacqueline, Christopher, Holden and Isabella. He also leaves his two sisters Patty Lessel of Somerville, TN and Carol Seider of Howey in the Hills, FL.

     A Celebration of Life Memorial service was 2:00 pm Saturday, February 6, 2021 at Dunn's Funeral Home in Eddyville with Dr. Steve Stone, Rev. Mary Stone and Craig Smith officiating. Visitation was 1:00 pm. The family has asked that expressions of sympathy take the form of donations, in Michael's name, to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, TN, or to the Vanderbilt Cancer Research Center in Nashville, TN.