- September 11, 1944 - January 12, 2013
- Balsam, North Carolina
of Ben 's Passing
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“Nancy,I am so sorry for your loss. I am so glad I got to see both of you recently. Ben was great, bearing a big smile and still full of spark. I will...Read More »
1 of 10 | Posted by: Buffy Phillips - Aaynesville, NC
“Dear Nancy, Ben Jr., Bill & Tiffany-
We were so sorry to hear the sad news of Ben's passing, he was such a nice man. You are all in our thoughts-
2 of 10 | Posted by: John & Laura Wooley - FL
“Nancy, Ben Jr. and Bill
My heart is with you during this sad time in your lives. I have a lot of fond memories living next door to you here in Cairo...Read More »
3 of 10 | Posted by: faye hopkins - Cairo, GA - friend
“Mr. Ben Beasly you were the Best employer I ever had
You help lots of people, Dear Nancy and Kids our
Prayers are with you.
Love from Maria and...Read More »
4 of 10 | Posted by: Maria and John Crissey - FL
“Nancy, know that I am thinking about you and your family and will plan to see you the next time that I come to the mountains with Anne!
5 of 10 | Posted by: Carol Tucker - Jacksonville, FL
“Nancy, Ben,Jr, Bill,
I have many fond memories of my many visits with Ben when I was a Stephen Minister at First Methodith Church here in Waynesville...Read More »
6 of 10 | Posted by: Walter Miles - Waynesville, NC
“Nancy,our love and prayers are with you and your family. Our fond memories of Ben will shine brightly forever. God Bless You, ...Read More »
7 of 10 | Posted by: victor a. zollo,jr. - winter park, FL
My prayers and thoughts are with you in this period of sorrow. May Ben rest in blessed peace.
8 of 10 | Posted by: Jack Callan - Tallahassee, FL
Our deepest condolences for your loss. You are in our thoughts and have been for a long time. We send you prayers of support for your...Read More »
9 of 10 | Posted by: Raymond Wheeler - Birdseye, IN
My deepest sympathies are with you and your family. I keep up with whats going on through our mutual dear friend Betty. I'm praying for...Read More »
10 of 10 | Posted by: Debbie Beers - Tallahassee, FL
Ben Beasley, Sr. 68, of Balsam, NC, formerly of Cairo, GA, and Orlando, FL, passed away January 12, 2013 at The Homestead at Medwest. He was born in Gainesville, Florida on September 11, 1944 to the late Clifford Carlton Beasley, Sr. and Florence Mayfield Beasley.
He was a graduate of the University of Valdosta. He had a long career in banking. He was a dedicated volunteer to many civic organizations. He served as Mayor of Oviedo, FL in their centennial year of 1979. He was past director of Florida Citrus Sports Association, member of Ye Mystic Revelers in Jacksonville, FL. He was active in the United Way of greater Orlando, he was a charter member of the Rollins College Scholarship Committee in Winter Park, FL, and he was a longtime member of the South Orlando Kiwanis Club.
He worked for many years with the Citrus Classic golf tournament and made the transition to the national stage with Arnold Palmer and his tournament. Ben took special pride in being a small hand in continuing the traditions and high standards that were started. He was always proud to be an original member of the "Grey Coats" and served as chairman in 1990.
He was a devout Florida Gator fan and retired to his beloved mountains of Balsam as most friends are aware. He was feisty of temperament and he never claimed to be a wizard with words but his heart and spirit were always the true mark of the husband, father and man that he was.
Survivors include, his wife of 47 years, Nancy Beasley, two sons, Ben Mayfield Beasley, Jr. of Astor, FL and Bill Beasley and his wife Tiffany of Orlando, FL, one grandson, Breck Taylor Beasley of Orlando, FL, two brothers, Michael Beasley and his wife Mary of Gainesville, FL, and Clifford Beasley, Jr. and his wife Scottie of Winter Haven, FL.
Special friends, Mell Stephenson, Chip Landon, Hal Slayton, David Phillips, and Anne Nimnicht, and his beloved cat, Miss Grey.
Memorial services will be held in the spring at First United Methodist Church of Cairo, GA.
Memorial donations may be made to the Arnold Palmer Hospital, 92 West Miller Street, Orlando, FL 32806
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