ADINA—Services for Clayton Beasley were held Monday, Sept. 30, 2013, in Adina Christian Church in Adina with Pastor Freddy Murphy officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.
Mr. Beasley died on Friday, Sept. 27, at his home on the 3B Ranch.
He was born Jan. 29, 1928, in the front room of his father’s house, which remains standing on the 3B.
At the age of 13, he was baptized at Adina Church where his membership remained his entire life, serving as an elder from the late 1960s.
Mr. Beasley began school in the Adina School, transferring to Lexington where he graduated in 1949. In his years at Lexington High School, he served as FFA president and drove the school bus his senior year.
He lived and worked his entire life as a farmer/rancher, raising cattle and grow ing corn and peanuts. As a teenager, he also worked on road crews clearing the way for FM 696.
He married Joyce Cuzzort on Feb. 14, 1951, adopting two children, Janice and Richard.
For a brief time, they owned and operated a café in Lexington in the late 1950’s.
The Beasleys were always opening their home to ministers, evangelists and missionaries, or whoever had a need.
Mr. Beasley served many years on the board of regents at Dallas Christian College. He was a member of the board of trustees from the inception of Tanglewood Christian Camp.
He loved the Lord, his family and his church.
Mr. Beasley was a member of the Sons of the Confederacy.
He enjoyed genealogy, history and telling stories of his youth in Lee County.
Mr. Beasley served as a scout leader, Lee County Democratic Chairman and was election judge for many years.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Austin and Lillie Beasley, and his brother and sister-in-law, William “Billy” and Hilda Beasley.
Survivors include his wife Joyce, of 3B Ranch; a daughter and son-in-law, Janice and Mark Meshek of Pawnee, Oklahoma; a son and daughter-in-law, Richard and Marci “Maggie” Beasley of Lexington; his grandchildren, Patrick and Rose Beasley of Lexington, Shane and Briana Beasley of Killeen, Justin Meshek and Gracie Meshek of Oklahoma, Matthew Rasco and Stephen Rasco of Lexington, Michael Wayne Rasco of Taylor; his great-grandchildren, Jordan, Riley, Leah, Lilly and Rory Josephine; and a sister, Audrey Beasley of Brownwood; also, numerous nieces, nephews, friends and church family.