Jerry D. Beasley "Smokey", age 80, of Creal Springs, Illinois, passed away Sunday, December 19, 2021 at Deaconess Hospital in Evansville, Indiana.
Jerry was born August 29, 1941 in Gidion, Missouri, a son of P.O. and Dollie (Parr) Bealsey. He married Georgia I. Vollrath on July 31, 1962 in Zelienople, PA.
Jerry graduated Gidion High School in1959. He joined the US Air Force serving and many duty stations all around the world. He retired after 21 years of service to his country. After retirement he worked at Brown Shoe Factory in Bernie, MO and later at Fed Mobile in Maldon, MO. He moved to IL and worked as an Oilier on a drag line at a local coal mine. He moved to Louisiana working on Oil Rigs in the Gulf of Mexico and returned to Southern Illinois and acquired an Associates Degree from John A. Logan College in Criminal Justice. In retirement he enjoyed woodworking, gardening, hunting, fishing and his computer.
He is survived by his spouse Georgia I. Beasley of Creal Springs, IL; three children, Carmel A. (Robert) Owen of Marion, IL, Sherry L. (William) Newbold of Creal Springs, IL , and David A. (Stacey) Bealsey of Knob Noster, MO; seven grandchildren, Brandy N. Blackwell, Kristen L. (Seth) Gipson, Jonas K. (Bo Fu) Owen, Cody A. (Kassandra) Owen, Brendan A. Beasley, Lacey F. (Nicholas) Davis, and Kelsey M. (Clare) Beasley; one sister, Mintie Jean Tabor of Sikeston, MO; and his Eight Great Grandchildren and One Great Great Grandchild. He is preceded in death by one daughter, Tammy S. Fleming; his parents, "P.O." and Dollie (Parr) Beasley; and his Nine Brothers & Sisters.
Visitation will be Thursday, December 23rd, 2021 from 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM at Blue Funeral Home in Marion, IL. Graveside Services and burial will be held Thursday, December 23, 2021, 2:30 PM at Creal Springs Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be directed to the American Heart Association.