OBITUARY

Gregory Dale Beesley

July 31, 1959March 22, 2021
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Gregory Dale Beesley passed away on March 22, 2021 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. He was born July 31, 1959 in Sapulpa, Oklahoma to Ralph Dale Beesley and Wilma Jean Sherman Beesley.

Growing up, Gregory attended Sacred Heart Elementary in Sapulpa, Oklahoma and graduated in 1977 from Sapulpa High School in Sapulpa, Oklahoma. In February of 1978, Gregory joined the Navy. In December of 1988 he joined the OG&E workforce as a Lineman and at the time of his retirement, May 1, 2016, he held the title of High Voltage Specialist.

Gregory married Jeanne Sidlowski on October 22, 2011.

Gregory is a founding member of the Forsaken Few Motorcycle Club. He enjoyed working on old cars and trucks, finding bargains on tools at pawn shops, renovating homes, carpentry, and fishing. He was an OSU fan, enjoyed baseball, tennis, and was a Little League Coach.

Some of his fondest vacations was going to his maternal grandparents, Victor and Iva Sherman, Lake Grand property. His proudest moments in life were joining the Navy, having many long term friendships that lasted 30+ years, and most of all his children and grandchildren.

Gregory was preceded in death by his father, Ralph Dale Beesley, and his paternal and maternal grandparents.

Gregory survived by his wife Jeanne Sidlowski Beesley; mother Wilma Jean Sherman Beesley; son Stephen Beesley and spouse Codie; son Victor and spouse Casey; daughter Tamaryn; sister Victoria Beesley King and spouse Robert King of Grove, Oklahoma; nine grandchildren Zoe, Travis, Gunner, Zane, Zeric, Owen, Annleigh, Brandon, and Amanda; five nieces; two nephews and nine great nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held on April 10, 2021 at 1:00 PM at Life Church in Shawnee, Oklahoma. Refreshments will follow at the VFW Post at the intersection of MacArthur & Harrison, Shawnee.

Services

  • Celebration of Life Memorial Service

    Saturday, April 10, 2021

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  • Committal Service

    Saturday, April 10, 2021

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Gregory Dale Beesley

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Cheryl Matthews

April 9, 2021

I always enjoyed your presence. You will be missed.

Shannon Wuori

April 5, 2021

You have taught me so much in the short time I’ve known you. I’m a better version because of you.

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