Arnold Rupert Beasley

September 6, 1935July 20, 2011

A memorial service for Arnold Rupert Beasley, 75, of Copperas Cove will be 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, July 26, 2011 at Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home of Copperas Cove. The family invites friends to stay for refreshments and visiting at the funeral home following the service. Inurnment will be 1:00 p.m. at Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery in Killeen.

Arnold was born September 6, 1935 in Schuyler, VA to John Wesley Beasley and Mary Elizabeth Critzer. He spent his childhood in Virginia. He married Wilma A. Beasley on Dec 26, 1959 in Baldwin Park, CA. He served with the 1st Cavalry Unit in the Army for more than 22 years, retiring in 1975. During his military career, his overseas service included Okinawa, Korea, Germany, and Vietnam. He retired from the Army on a Friday, went to Bates Datsun/Nissan and bought a truck, and began employment with them the next Monday. He was employed with them until his passing.

Mr. Beasley was preceded in death by his parents and by a sister, Mary Mundy.

Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Wilma Beasley of Copperas Cove; three sons, Gregory Beasley and his wife Debra of Copperas Cove, John Wesley Beasley of Gatesville, and David Wayne Beasley of Copperas Cove; a daughter-in-law, Debbie Beasley of Copperas Cove; one brother, George Beasley of Charlottesville, VA; one sister, Margaret Ann Proffitt of Charlottesville, VA; also eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions are requested to the American Cancer Society, PO Box 22718, OKC, OK 73123-1718, or Lighthouse Hospice, 2913 Williams Dr., Ste 320, Georgetown, TX 78628. Words of condolence can be shared at


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jennette beasley

September 3, 2011

Dear Papa, I wish you could see how my life is getting more better by the day. There are times that I wish could see one last time. You mean so much to me and I miss you so very much. Its hard to believe you've been gone for almost two months. I love you til the end and back. I can't wait to see you again. Love your oldest granddaughter, Jennette.

MattieLee Cox

July 29, 2011

Sis. Beasley and family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Phil.4:7,8 has been a word from God that I
hold on to everyday.
Mattie Lee Cox
Jackie Cox family
Garry Cox family

Mike & Michelle Mahan

July 27, 2011

Rex we will miss you every day that we come to Bates Nissan to fill the snack machine. Of all our customers you were the most pleasant to see. We will miss you. Rest in Peace my friend. From the Staff of M & M Vending.

July 26, 2011

Wilma and family, my deepest sympathy to you all. Rex was a very kind and gentle person. Robert thought he was one of the best men he had ever known. He greatly respected him. Now they can visit with each other again. You are in my prayers. May God Bless You. Joan (Mrs. Robert) Bates

Shirley Greathouse

July 26, 2011

Wilma and family: Our sincerest sympathy. Rex will always be remembered as a brave soldier for our country and for the Lord, and his smiling quiet demeanor. Our sincerest sympathy in your loss. Shirley Greathouse and Sheroa Nelle Hennigan

George and Pat Beasley

July 25, 2011

To Arnold's Family,
Thinking of you at this sad time and praying that you feel the comfort and peace that our Lord provides. We are thankful that Arnold is free of physical pain although it is hard to let him go.
George and Pat

Cathy Smoak

July 24, 2011

Wilma, I was so very sorry to hear about Mr. Rex passing away. I found out through a posting from Pastor Billy and Gail. You are in my thoughts and prayers during this most difficult time. May the Lord give you strength and comfort in your lonely times. I have always loved you and cherished our friendship.

Eva James and Family

July 24, 2011

Mrs. Wilma and all the family we are praying for your comfort and strength at this time. We know that Mr. Rex was a silent soldier for the Lord and will continue to bless our hearts even though he's went home. Be blessed and encouraged knowing how many lives he has touched. Love from our family to yours.

Billy & Gail Sanders

July 24, 2011

Our prayers are for the Lord's comfort and peace for all the family. We appreciated and loved Rex from the first day we met him and stayed in his home while ministering at Trinity Chapel. We appreciated all his service for the Lord at Trnity as Sunday School Superintendent and Deacon, as well as all the finances and work he donated. Rex's life was a testimony of God's faithfulness and grace and he will be missed by all who knew him.

George Mundy and Family

July 23, 2011

Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.