Samuel Leroy “Roy” Beasley, Jr., 76, resident of 407 Pine Dr., husband of Peggy Bowick Beasley, died June 7, 2013 at Hospice House.
Born in Ninety Six, August 29, 1936, he was a son of the late Samuel Leroy Sr. and Sara Carter Beasley. He was a 1954 graduate of Greenwood High School and from 1954 – 1956, he enjoyed playing baseball for Mathews in the Carolina Textile League. Mr. Beasley retired from Greenwood Motor Lines after 38 years of service. During his employment with Greenwood Motor Lines, he attended a number of safety schools in Boston, MA, Winston-Salem, NC and at the University of South Carolina. Mr. Beasley was the Chairman of the S.C Safety Council from 1976-1977 and the S.C. Safety Director of the Year in 1977.
A member of Harris Baptist Church, he was also a member of the Kings Men Sunday School Class of the church and the Greenville Traffic Club. Mr. Beasley was an avid hunter and fisherman.
Surviving in addition to his wife of the home are three daughters, Jerri Beasley of Little River, Kim Neighbors of Greenwood and Susan Gibson and husband Al of Charlotte, NC; a sister Cheryl B. Griffith of Ninety Six; four grandchildren, Sam, Anna and Addison Neighbors and “AJ” Gibson; two nieces, Lesa Ball of Greenwood and Lynn Young of Ninety Six.
Funeral services will be conducted at 4 PM Monday from the Blyth Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Frank Thomas and Dr. Robert Miller officiating. Burial will follow in Greenwood Memorial Gardens.
Pallbearers will be Chuck Coursey, Mike Coursey, Scott Roberson, Lee Neighbors, Sammy Drummond, Marion Moore, Sid Moore and Dennis Moore.
Honorary escort will be former employees of Greenwood Motor Lines and member of the Kings Men Sunday School Class along with Bennie Moore, Dennis Whitt, Bill Stanfill, Clayton Thompson, James Agner, Toby Lee, Wendell Hall, Clyde Owens, Jerry Roberson, Ralph Evans, Roy Whitt, Sam Riley, Ted Crowder, Sam Beauford, “Red” Thompson, John Darragh, Judge James E. Moore, Robert Davis, Wayne Gantt, Bill Whaley, Richard Cavanaugh, Ralph Swygert, and Billy Ray Spencer.
The family is at the home and will receive friends at the funeral home from 5 to 7 Sunday evening.
Memorials may be made to Harris Baptist Church Building Fund, 300 Center St. Greenwood, SC 29649 or to Hospice Care of the Piedmont, 408 W. Alexander Ave., Greenwood, SC 29646.
For online condolences please visit www.blythfuneralhome.com.
Blyth Funeral Home & Cremation Services is assisting the Beasley family.