|Birth: ||Sep. 3, 1931|
|Death: ||Apr. 9, 2011|
James Beavers, Jr. was born on September 3, 1931, in Cedar Bluff, Oklahoma to James and Flora Faye (Stop) Beavers. He departed this life on Saturday, April 9, 2011, at his home in Locust Grove, at the age of 79 years, 7 months, and 6 days.
Growing up, James attended schools in Cedar Bluff. He served his country in the United States Air Force. James had lived in Locust Grove for the past 40 years, having also lived some time in Muskogee. On January 21, 1963, in Stigler, Oklahoma, James and Ruby Inez Andrews were united in marriage. They were married for over 40 years until Ruby preceded James in death on August 27, 2003.
James was a member of the Ballou Baptist Church. He enjoyed fishing and going to the casino. He was a hard worker that had retired as a truck driver. James expected people to always be truthful and to keep their word. He loved visiting with his family and friends and will be remembered as a loving husband, father, and grandfather. He will be missed by all who knew him.
James is survived by: 2 sons: J.B. Staley and wife Marilyn of South Point, Ohio and Larry Beavers, Sr. of Peggs, Oklahoma; 2 daughters: Keri Willis of Chouteau, Oklahoma and Carolyn Hampton and husband Kai of Pryor, Oklahoma; 1 sister-in-law: Iola Beaver of Locust Grove, Oklahoma; 18 grandchildren; 21 great grandchildren; close friend: Marcelle Speirs; raised as his sister and brother: Cleta Duhart and significant other Carl Brown of Denver, Colorado and Tony Richardson and wife Joyce of Cushing, Oklahoma; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of friends.
James was preceded in death: his parents; his wife; 1 son: James Beavers, Jr.; 3 brothers: Tommy Beaver, Gilbert Beaver, and J.B. Beaver; 3 sisters: Rosa Lee Beaver, Mary Lee Richardson, and Lucinda Backwater; nephew: Tommy Beaver; great nephew: Dustin Looney; and 1 great niece: Alexandria Crook.
Wake services will be held 6:00 P.M., Tuesday, April 12, 2011, at the Ballou Baptist Church in Locust Grove. Funeral services will be held 10:00 A.M., April 13, 2011, at the Ballou Baptist Church in Locust Grove. Reverend Richard "Duke" Pickup will officiate. Interment will follow at the Ballou Cemetery in Locust Grove. Services have been entrusted to the Locust Grove Funeral Home.
Visitation: 5:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M., Monday, April 11, 2011.
9:00 A.M. until 4:00 P.M., Tuesday, April 12, 2011. Please note that visitation will close at 4:00 P.M. in order to prepare for the evening wake service.
Ruby Inez Beavers (1931 - 2003)
Keri Deonna Beavers Yeager (1965 - 2016)*
Created by: OkieBran
Record added: Apr 09, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 68117460