Surrounded by family at home, our beloved Jim passed into the arms of his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on March 21, 2012.
Funeral services were held at 3:00 pm on Sunday, March 25, 2012 at Chapin Presbyterian Church officiated by the Rev. Tim Hanley and Rev. Philip Blankenship. The family did receive friends from 1:30 to 2:30 PM at the church prior to the service.
A graveside service was held on Monday, March 26, 2012 at 1:00 pm at Holy Cross Cemetery on James Island officiated by Pastor Mike Moore.
James Wilson Beasley was born August 18, 1943 in Charleston, SC to the late Woodrow Wilson Beasley and Gladys Clark Beasley. He earned a B.S. degree from the University of South Carolina where he was a member of Phi Delta Theta fraternity and completed a Masters in Business Administration from Appalachian State University.
Jim was a Lieutenant in the US Army serving in Viet Nam. He was an elder and devoted member of James Island Christian Church. Jim was a past president of the Rotary Club of St. Johns Parish, a past member of James Island Constituent School Board, and an active member of Full Gospel Businessmen Fellowship International. He retired from Nationwide Insurance Company where he was the owner of The Beasley Agency, on James Island. Jim and his wife relocated to Lake Murray in 2005.
Jim had a tremendous passion for boating and was designated Captain, a U.S. Merchant Marine Officer. He was an avid Carolina Gamecock fan. But what he cherished most was sharing his love of the Lord with his family and friends. A perpetual optimist with a wonderful sense of humor, Jim counseled everyone he met and left a legacy of believers in the Lord. He went about his life doing good.
Jim is survived by his loving wife of 28 years, Mary Ann Beasley; his stepson, David Alosi, and wife Radhika, and granddaughter, Ashley, all of Toronto; brothers, John Beasley (Tutti) and Joe Beasley (Donna) of Charleston; mother-in-law, Ruth Stockdell of Chapin; brothers-in-law, Bill Stockdell and John Stockdell of Chapin; sisters-in-law, Sue Moesley (Jerry) of Cross Hill, and Ruthie Conner (Greg) of Myrtle Beach; and many nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made in Jim’s name to Chapin Presbyterian Church, 600 Old Lexington Hwy., Chapin, 29036 or Blaney Baptist Church, PO Box 305, Elgin, SC 29045.
On line condolences may be sent to the family at www.whitakerfuneralhome.com.
Whitaker Funeral Home of Chapin is assisting the family.