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SHREVEPORT, LA - Leroy Beasley Sr. was born August 6, 1934 to the late Robert and Willie Beasley in Bay City, Texas.
He attended public schools in Bay City, Texas after which he joined the United States Air Force and retired with the rank of Sgt. Beasley after 21 years of service. He graduated from Shreveport-Bossier Technical College in air conditioning and refrigeration repairs. Leroy was employed at Smurfit-Stone Container retiring after 20 years.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Thelma L. Beasley, son, Edward Beasley and step-son, Lawrence P. Lewis II.
He leaves to cherish precious memories, his wife of 15 years, Mittie J. (Andrews) Beasley, three sons, Leroy Beasley Jr., Van R. Beasley, David A. Beasley, Houston, Texas; one step-daughter, Loretta F. Cuba, Houston, Texas; one step-son, Keith K. Andrews and wife Sanifor; seven grandchildren, one great-grandchild, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives and friends.
Family hour will be held Friday, March 18, 2011 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Winnfield Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, March 19, 2011 at Jewell Street Missionary Baptist Church, 2440 Darien Street, Shreveport, Louisiana, with Pastor Cleonis Odom, Sr., officiating. Interment will follow at Lincoln Memorial Park.
Published in Shreveport Times on Mar. 18, 2011