James C. Beasley (2018-10-25 14:59:55)

James C. Beasley, age 85, of Grizzly Lane, Boone, passed away October 22, 2018.

Born in Oklahoma in 1932, he was a son of Thomas and Opal Beasley. A U.S. Navy veteran during the Korean Conflict, James served on the USS Coral Sea and was stationed mainly in regions of the Mediterranean. He was a retired salesman for the Elbert Crate and Box Company. James had a passion for travelling new roads and new places. He enjoyed dabbling in creative works such as wood working and oil painting. He was awarded first prize for one of his landscape paintings. James had a great love for music and reading, but the greatest love of his life was his family.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 63 years, Connie Beasley and daughter, Lori South.

Services for James C. Beasley will be private.

The family suggests memorials be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, 4899 Belfort Rd., Suite 300, Jacksonville, Florida 32256.

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Austin & Barnes Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the Beasley family