J.C. ”Buddy” Beasley

06/12/1922 — 02/03/2006

From Richland, WA, US | Born in Muskogee, Oklahoma

J.C. ”Buddy” Beasley

J.C. “Buddy” Beasley, 83, entered Heaven Friday, February 3, 2006 after a long courageous battle with cancer. He was born on June 12, 1922 to Alean and Isaiah Beasley in Muskogee, OK. In 1940 he joined the U.S. Army and served in World War II. After being honorably discharged in 1942 he became a concrete laborer and worked on many construction sites throughout the northwest in that industry until his retirement in 1985. J.C. was a loyal employee and well-liked and respected by everyone who knew him. He was a member of Laborer’s International Union of North America Local #348, and was given a 50-year membership award in 2002.

In 1979 he met and married the love of his life, Geneva Mae Brooks. In June 2006 they celebrated their 27th year wedding anniversary. After his retirement, he spent his time cooking, fishing, doing yard work, and spending time with his children and grandchildren.

In January 2000, J.C. was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. The doctors did not have much hope that he would survive the first year after being diagnosed, but J.C. never gave of hope and even though he was hurting he always had a smile on his face. He will be dearly missed by all who knew him.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother Edward Beasley; sister Louise Shelton; grandson Jeffrey Roach; and step-son Bryan Bonner.

He is survived by his devoted wife of 27 years, Geneva; one sister, Katie Holt California; one brother, Earnace Beasley Pasco, WA; his children, Annette Roach Las Vegas, NV, John Beasley Harrah, WA, Ray Beasley and wife Brenda Richland, WA, Faye Beasley Richland, WA, Michael Beasley Las Vegas, NV and Ray Gibson Pasco, WA; step-children Rose Bonner Richland, WA, and Marie Caffee Seattle, WA; 11 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, February 11, 2006 at Einan's Funeral Home with burial to follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens. Viewing will be 9:00-10:55 AM, prior to the service.

The family would like to thank Dr. Richard Marquardt, The Hospice at the Chaplaincy and their staff for all their support and friendship, along with neighbors and friends who supported the family.

Memorial contributions in J.C.’s name may be made to The Hospice at the Chaplaincy, 2108 W. Entiat Ave., Kennewick, WA 99336.

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  • My thoughts and prayers go to the family. Mr.Beasly was a customer at RiteAid for many years,I grew very fond of him. He always had a big smile for me no matter what. I would help him do some of his shopping for Mrs.Beasly. I will miss him a great deal. God Bless Margaret

    margaret hedges
    November 4, 2014
    richland, WA, US
  • Mr. Beasley,

    I am so sorry I did not get to see you before you left this world. You are in a better place. Say hi to Jeffrey, Faye, and Mrs. Beasley.

    Love,

    Alicia

    Alicia
    November 4, 2014
    US
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