Kenneth Earl Beets, 84, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, April 16, 2014, at a local hospital. Mr. Beets was a native of Clinton, Tenn., and had lived the past 33 years in Chattanooga. Mr. Beets was a retired United States Navy veteran having served during Korea and Vietnam. After his retirement from the military, Mr. Beets worked as a security guard at Mueller Co., U.S. Pipe, and Brach Candy with over 15 years of service. His passions in life were his family and watching all kinds of sports. He was preceded in death by his parents, Floyd Franklin Beets Sr. and Janie Foust Beets; brother, Floyd Franklin Beets Jr.; and sister, Mary Nell Crawford. Survivors include his wife of 33 years, Evelyn Phillips Beets; stepchildren, Debbie Harris, Joe Oliver, Barney Oliver and Patricia Case; brother, Jimmy Beets; sister, Betty Black; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. To share expressions of sympathy, visit his online guestbook at lane-southcrestchapel.com. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, April 21, 2014, at Chattanooga National Cemetery with Rev. Darrell Smith officiating. Full military rites will be given. The family will receive friends from 4-8 p.m. Sunday at the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home and Crematory, located at the end of Historic Missionary Ridge, Rossville.