Robert "Alabama" Beasley, 68, of Goodfield, IL, passed away at 6:00 p.m., Saturday, July 4, 2015 at his residence.
He was born April 19, 1947 in Prattville, AL to Daniel and Helen (Essex) Beasley. He married Linda Gale Dillman in Prattville on May 17,1972. She died July 3, 1991 in Peoria, IL. He is preceded in death by his parents and 1 brother, Danny.
He is survived by his daughter, Jessie Bates of Goodfield, IL; 2 brothers, Cyril (Donna) Beasley of Deer Creek, IL; Richard Beasley of Enterprise, AL; 1 sister, Laura Whitlock of Louisville, KY; 3 half-sisters; and 1 granddaughter, Ava Marie.
Robert worked for DMI (now CNH), retiring after 30 years of service.
He was a U.S. Army veteran serving during the Vietnam War. He was a former member of the Eureka American Legion Post 466 and AMVETS. He was a handyman and seldom turned down anyone who needed help. He was an avid sportsman who enjoyed both fishing and hunting, especially with Jessie, Cyril and best friend, Jim. He will be deeply missed by family, friends, and co-workers.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 11, 2015 at Rock Creek Bible Church in Congerville, IL. Rev. Phil Bachman will officiate. There will be no visitation. Cremation will be accorded. Argo-Ruestman-Harris Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. A memorial service will also be held in Alabama at a later date.
Memorials may be made to his family for help with final expenses. Online tributes and condolences may be made at www.argoruestmanharris.com.
11:00 AM (CDT)
Rock Creek Bible Church
307 East Kauffman Street
Congerville, IL 61729
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