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Information on the Friday visitation and Saturday funeral for former IU defensive lineman Chris Beaty

The Indiana football family lost former defensive lineman Chris Beaty on May 30.

The visitation and funeral for Beaty will be held on Friday and Saturday, respectively.  Information about both is below.

Chris Beaty was 38 years old.

Chris Beaty Homegoing Celebration Information & Obituary


Friday, June 12th, 2020
The Pavilion at Pan Am
201 S. Capitol Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46225

12pm – 6pm


Saturday, June 13th, 2020

Chris Beaty’s Funeral Service will be Live Streamed on Saturday, June 13th starting at 11am.

You can watch the funeral live at

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that a donation be made to the Chris Beaty Memorial Fund on GoFundMe.

On Friday the walk-thru visitation will adhere to Marion County Health Department COVID Guidelines. (25) Guests at a time will be allowed in the venue at once and all quests will be required to wear a mask and must maintain 6 feet social distancing.


Beaty, Christopher “Chris” Warren a lifelong resident of Indianapolis, IN died on Saturday, May 30 at the age of 38. His untimely death has left a hole, not only with his friends and family, but in the entire Indianapolis community.

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.

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.

A public visitation will be held Friday, June 12 from noon to 6 p.m. at the Pavilion at Pan Am, 201 South Capitol Avenue. A private funeral for family will follow on Saturday, June 13.

Beaty is survived by his mother, Debra A. Beaty-Cooper; his father Robert E. Beaty; his sisters Rhonda Cooper, Tracee Cooper, April Thomas (Micheal); nieces and nephews, Angelique Cooper, Christian Haley, Ajehla Haley, Clay Haley Jr, Alaidren Haley, Jared Thomas and Jordan Thomas; aunts and uncles Francine Roberson, Victoria Carr, Beverly Liddell (Rev. Donnell), Yvonne Mayfield, Dennis Wright (Gloria), Willie White (Cheryl), Michael Cooper (Ardranda).

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Chris Beaty Memorial Fund. Gifts will go towards setting up scholarships for incoming students at Indiana University and Cathedral High School in Chris’ memory.