MITCHELL – Russell Lee Beasley, 85, passed away Monday, February 14, 2022, at his home. He was a man of God and loved his family fiercely.
Born January 15, 1937, in Mitchell, he was the son of Fred and Esther Mae (Winkler) Beasley. He married Garnet “Sue” Miller July 6, 1956 and they were married for 65 years.
Russell worked 24 years at Carpenter Body Works, retired from Lehigh Cement Company, and was also a farmer. He graduated in 1954 from Mitchell High School. On September 9, 1947 he became a member of Mt. Horeb Baptist Church and was the longest living active member.
Surviving: wife, “Sue” Beasley of Mitchell
daughters, Cheryl Lynn (Michael) Cheatham of Orleans
Kelly Lee (Hollace) Chastain of Fort Wayne
grandchildren, Lucas Cheatham, Lindsey Eck, Raelynn Chastain and Chase
four great grandchildren
His parents; brother, Charles Edward Beasley; and twin sister, Moyne Imogene Powell, preceded him in death.
Funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, February 19, at Mt. Horeb Baptist Church with Reverend Mike Williams and Reverend Wade Judy officiating. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Friday at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center and from 10:00 a.m. until the service on Saturday at the church.
Memorial Gifts: Mt. Horeb Baptist Church
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