Marion Dale Beasley

Published 11:33 am Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Marion Dale Beasley died Sunday, June 19, 2011, at River Region Medical Center. He was 84.

Mr. Beasley was a lifelong resident of Vicksburg. He retired from the Waterways Experiment Station after 39 years of service. He was one of the founders of Culkin Little Baseball League and was a former president of the Culkin Lion’s Club. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Navy and was on the USS Eager, and was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. He was a member of St. Paul Catholic Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Clyde Thomas and Elma White Beasley; and two brothers, Clyde Louis Beasley and Billy Ray Beasley.

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Survivors include his wife Barbara H. Beasley of Vicksburg; two sons, Thomas Philip Beasley (Debbie) and Timothy Michael Beasley (Sandra), all of Vicksburg; five daughters, Barbara Ann Rogers (Fredrick), of Meridian, Patricia Dale Walden of Jackson, Deborah Lynn Hepburn (Maj. Gen. Byron) of San Antonio, Texas, Bettye Catherine Worrell (Eugene) of Magee and Janet Eileen Pickett (Clint) of Clinton; a brother, Richard Cliford Beasley of Fayetteville, N.C.; 12 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Paul Catholic Church with Monsignor Patrick Farrell officiating. Burial will follow at Greenlawn Gardens Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 until 8 p.m. Wednesday at Glenwood Funeral Home. A rosary service will be at 7:30.

Pallbearers will be Jeremy Beasley, Joshua Worrell, Issac Pickett, Zan Pickett, Jim Thurman and Keith Stennett.

Honorary pallbearers will be Louis Renaud, Phillip Irwin, John Crevitt and Drs. Russell Barnes and Tom Mitchell.