Roger Verlin Beasley, 65, passed away at his home on Jan. 6, 2018. He was the firstborn child, born May 4, 1952, in Salem, Mo., to Verlin and Faye (Branson) Beasley.
He grew up on the family farm, accepted Christ and was baptized on March 10, 1968, and was a member of the Raymondville Methodist Church. He attended grade school in Raymondville and graduated high school in Houston, Mo., in 1970. Roger also attended trade school in Arkansas in 1970 with an emphasis on electronics before moving back to Raymondville.
He married Connie Ramsey in 1980. He worked with heavy equipment in Rolla for Don Maggi construction for many years. He was a family man, getting joy from his children and especially his grandchildren.
Roger is survived by his parents, Verlin and Faye Beasley of Raymondville, Mo.; his wife, Connie of the home; three sons, Jason Beasley and wife, Bonnie, and children, Hannah and Alex of Licking, Mo., Jeff Beasley and wife, Jerica, and children, Kyson, Kazlynn and Kessler of Houston, Mo., and Justin Beasley and wife, Brandi, and daughter Kenadi of Raymondville, Mo.; his siblings, Beverly Ely and Ron of Marshfield, Mo., Dennis Beasley and wife, Lynn, of Talala, Okla., Danny Beasley and wife, Debbie, of Strafford, Mo., and Denise Pemberton and Steve of Eldon, Mo.; as well as nine nieces and nephews; 11 grand-nieces and –nephews; and a host of extended family members and longtime friends.
He enjoyed helping his parents on the farms, which had been passed down from both sets of grandparents, riding his motorcycle, traveling and spent much time preparing wildlife food plots and spending time with the deer hunters at “Witte City,” which is located on the Beasley property. His happiest times were operating a bulldozer, road grader or tractor and helping repair someone’s vehicle.
Many family members and others were blessed with his ability and willingness to lend a hand and his sweet spirit. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
Graveside services are 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018, in Friendship Cemetery under the direction of Evans Funeral Home. Pallbearers are Jason Beasley, Jeff Beasley, Justin Beasley, Dennis Beasley, Danny Beasley and Bill Ramsey.
Memorials may be made to the Texas County Hospice of Care or the American Cancer Society. Online condolences may be sent to www.evansfh.com.