Dexter Daniel Beavers

Dexter Daniel Beavers

Birth
Raven, Tazewell County, Virginia, USA
Death 8 Feb 2008 (aged 85)
Chattanooga, Hamilton County, Tennessee, USA
Burial Tupelo, Lee County, Mississippi, USA
Plot NW Quadrant
Memorial ID 84036429 · View Source
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Gospel preacher.

Chattanooga, Tenn. - Dexter Daniel Beavers, 85, died Feb. 8. Beavers was born May 29, 1922, in Raven, Va. After serving three years in the Pacific with the U.S. Army during WWII, he returned and was soon married. He then began a preaching career spanning more than 55 years in Tennessee, Florida, Virginia and Mississippi. He was also involved in radio and TV evangelism. He retired in 1992 and moved to Tupelo, Miss., where he was very active for more than 10 years in the teaching and outreach work of the Gloster Street Church of Christ. He came out of retirement in 1999 to serve the Lawson Chapel Church of Christ in Prairie, Miss., before finally retiring five years later due to ill health. He is survived by a son, Dexter Samuel Beavers of Charlotte, Tenn.; a daughter, Emile of Chattanooga; his brother, M.R. "Bob" Beavers of Marion, N.C.; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Sarah. [Gospel Advocate, March 2008, 41].

TUPELO - Dexter Daniel Beavers, 85, died Friday, Feb. 8, 2008, in Chattanooga, Tenn., where he lived with his daughter and son-in-law. He was born May 29, 1922, in Raven, Va., to Dexter Boyd Beavers and Stella Maynard Beavers. He volunteered for duty with the U.S. Army Signal Corps and served three years in New Guinea and the Philippines during World War II. Upon returning, he married and began a preaching career spanning over 55 years in locations from Tennessee to Florida and Virginia to Mississippi, including radio and television evangelism. He preached full-time for churches in Fulton and Houston, Miss., before retiring in 1992 and moving to Tupelo, where he was very active for more than 10 years in the teaching and outreach work of the Gloster Street Church of Christ. During that time he was also a member of the Tupelo Luncheon Civitan Club and a charter member and on the Board of Directors for The Shepherd Center. He came out of retirement in 1999 to serve the Lawson Chapel Church of Christ in Prairie, before finally retiring five years later due to ill health. Throughout his life he was dedicated to helping others, no matter what their situation, in the name of the Lord. His daily motto was simple: "Do it now!" He will always be remembered for his active card ministry, sending birthday and anniversary wishes to many of the people he taught, baptized or married during his active years. At his request, his body has been given for scientific research through Anatomy Gifts Registry. A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, at Gloster Street Church of Christ in Tupelo. Survivors include two children, Dexter Samuel (Laura) of Charlotte, Tenn., and Emile Ann (Richard) Salisbury of Chattanooga, Tenn.; one brother, M.R. "Bob" (Opal) Beavers of Marion, N.C.; five grandchildren, five great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Sarah. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be sent to Boyd-Buchanan School, 4626 Bonnieway Drive, Chattanooga, TN 37411, Attention: R. Perry (Memorial for Emile's dad); or East Tennessee School of Preaching and Missions, 6608 Beaver Ridge Road, Knoxville, TN 37931 (In memory of Dexter D. Beavers); or to a local hospice organization of choice. Northeast Miss. Daily Journal - Feb. 14, 2008.


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  • Maintained by: Tom Childers
  • Originally Created by: Nancy Parker Frugé
  • Added: 26 Jan 2012
  • Find a Grave Memorial 84036429
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Dexter Daniel Beavers (29 May 1922–8 Feb 2008), Find a Grave Memorial no. 84036429, citing Tupelo Memorial Park Cemetery, Tupelo, Lee County, Mississippi, USA ; Maintained by Tom Childers (contributor 46515204) .