Royce E. Beasley, 78, passed away at 5:04 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2011, at Freeman West in Joplin, MO.
Royce was born on April 14, 1933, in Strawn, TX. He was the son of Roy Calhoun and Grace Lougenia “Cox” Beasley . Royce was employed by the Big 3 Industries where he started as a salesman and retired as a manager after 32 years. He served in the Army. Royce was a member of the Carthage Church of Christ.
Royce was united in marriage to Patricia Fullerton on June 4, 1955 in Carthage, MO. She survives.
Royce is also survived by one son Kevin E. Beasley and wife Cheryl of Webb City, MO. Two daughters Rebecca Hart of Alpine, TX. and Carla Reed and husband Eddie of Carl Junction, one sister Janice O’Neal of San Angelo,TX., four grandchildren, Jason Beasley, Abby Hart, Jared Beasley and Leah Beasley, two great-grandchildren, Emneline Beasley and soon-to-be born Elizabeth Beasley.
Royce was preceded in death by two sisters Sarah Hilker and Patsy Rollins.
Services will be at 10:00a.m. Saturday Aug. 27, 2011, at Ulmer Funeral Chapel. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday Aug. 26, 2011, at Ulmer Funeral Chapel. Burial will be at Dudman Springs Cemetery.
Contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association or the American Heart Association in care of Ulmer Funeral Home. Online condolences may be sent to ulmerfh.com