Memorial service for Chris Beaty set for Saturday

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INDIANAPOLIS — A memorial service for Chris Beaty is set for Saturday. It will be streamed online.

There was a public visitation for Chris Beaty Friday in downtown Indianapolis. The visitation webt from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Pavilion at Pan Am, located at 201 South Capitol Avenue.

Beaty, 38, was shot and killed May 30 at the intersection of Vermont Street and Talbott Streets. 

Photo of Chris Beaty mural in downtown Indy courtesy of Anna Martinez

“Chris was a standout student-athlete at Cathedral High School, where he was a part of
three state champion football teams, and Indiana University, where he played football all
four years,” reads Beaty’s obituary in-part. “He spent his adult life in Indianapolis where his career of entrepreneurship, event planning, and hospitality all furthered his goal of improving the city he loved. Chris was the owner of Fresh Marketing, and notably he worked on events for the Indianapolis 500, NCAA Final Four, Super Bowl, NFL Combine, Kentucky Derby, Breeders’ Cup, and the memorial for Muhammad Ali.”

Instead of flowers, Beaty’s family is requesting that donations be made to the Chris Beaty Memorial Fund, which sets up scholarships for incoming students at Indiana University and Cathedral High School in Beaty’s memory.

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