James David Beasley

January 12, 1940March 8, 2012

JAMES D. BEASLEY 1940 – 2012

James D. Beasley, 72, of Pace, went to be with the Lord, Thursday, March 08, 2012 following a brief illness. He was a good and loving husband and father. James was born January 12, 1940 in Saltillo, Mississippi to David and Pauline Beasley. He retired as the Production Supervisor from Cytec, formerly American Cyanamid, after 37 years of service. James was a member of Windy Hill Baptist Church of which he helped build. He was past chairman of the Building Committee at Windy Hill and an ordained deacon. He enjoyed fishing and golfing. James was preceded in death by his parents, David and Pauline Beasley; and his sister, Mary Ann. He is survived by his loving wife of 51 years, Deloris Beasley; son, James A. “Bo” Beasley; special niece, Luanne Strickland and husband Scott; grandsons, Keith Beasley and Jay Beasley; five great grandchildren; sister-in-law, Jenny Duffy and husband Bob; brother-in-law, Elbert Hall and wife Mariann; and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m. Sunday, March 11, 2012 at Eastern Gate Memorial Funeral Home with Brother David Shofner and Brother Ricky Skaggs officiating. Interment will follow at Eastern Gate Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers will be, Elbert Hall, Bob Duffy, Keith Beasley, Jay Beasley, Matthew Hall, Bill Needham and Bob Jennings. The family will receive friends from 2:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m., Sunday, March 11, 2012 at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Windy Hill Baptist Church, 9896 Rebel Road, Pensacola, FL 32526 or Mission Evangelism, 9896 Rebel Road, Pensacola, FL 32526. EASTERN GATE MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME is entrusted with arrangements. Condolences may be offered at


  • Visitation Sunday, March 11, 2012
  • Funeral Service Sunday, March 11, 2012

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March 14, 2012

Delores, Bo,& family, We were so sorry to hear of James illness and death. We had not seen him for many years but Uncle Elbert loved him and told us many times what a great person he was. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers. Bernard and Glenda

Sandra Johnson

March 13, 2012

To my FB online friend. I am so sorry for your loss, but I am so happy that God is a part of your life to be your Comforter in this time. Thinking and praying for you. R.I.P. James

Wayne & Diane

March 11, 2012

Praying for youall.. James.. you was a good man and hard working for your family , Always smiling when you seen him.. You TRULY going to be missed..Your in HEAVEN now with all of the ANGELS..
One day we will meet again..
We Love ya..

March 11, 2012

Thoughts and Prayers to are with you all. You were a Good Man James and will be missed RIP Bob & Brenda Martin

Everett Pfeiffer

March 11, 2012

Delores, I am so sorry. James was a great person that was full of kindness. Know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. I hope that you will call me if There is anything that I can do for you. Also know that we all love you.

Lynette Thames

March 11, 2012

When I am gone, release me, let me go
I have so many things to see and do
You must not tie yourself to me with tears
Be happy that I have had so many years
I gave you my love, you can only guess
How much you gave me in happiness
I thank you for the love each have shown
But now it is time I travelled on alone
So grieve a while for me, if grieve you must
Then let your grief be comforted by trust
It is only for a while that we must part
So bless the memories in your heart
I will not be far away, for life goes on
So if you need me, call and I will come
Though you cannot see or touch me, I will be near
And if you listen with your heart, you will hear
All of my love around you soft and clear Then, when you must come this way alone
I will greet you with a smile and welcome you home.

James will always be in my Heart. He was a quiet spoken man like my Dad. He was a hard worker and provider and love his family so. I will miss you!!

My Prayers are with you Deloris and Bo

March 11, 2012

Deloris,Bo,and family,we were very saddened, to hear of your loss. We thought a lot of James, and all of you.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this very difficult time. Will, always remember the great times, at Eglin, the beaches, and, especially Pensacola, and all of the nice Hall family. Terry and Diane

Carol Lawson

March 11, 2012

I didn't know James but I know he had to be special because you are, and I am glad his pain is now gone.

David Shofner

March 11, 2012

James was a dear friend. It was my privilege to have been his pastor, as well. We already miss him! But the comfort is in knowing that he is with Jesus.....and Elva and Hall. Our loss is Heaven's gain. And we will see all of them someday...Praise the Lord Jesus!

Andrena Bang

March 11, 2012

Thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad moment.