WINTER HAVEN - Royce Beasley, age 79, of Winter Haven, FL went to be with the Lord on Thursday, January 31, 2013 as a result of heart failure.
Royce was born on October 25, 1933 in Ocean Springs, MS. He moved to Winter Haven at an early age. He served in the US Air Force. Royce taught history at the high school level in the Polk County area as well as at Florida Southern College, Lakeland. He served as Pastor at churches in Sarasota, Ocala, Lake Wales and Jacksonville, and was also founder and Pastor of Majesty Baptist Church in Dundee.
Royce is preceded in death by his parents, Thomas and Ruth Beasley; brothers Cleo and W.O. Beasley and sister Wera Goins.
He is survived by wife Juanita Beasley and daughter Laura Beasley; 3 sisters Willowdean Burnam, Myrtle Jones and Thera Kilgore; 2 brothers Ralph and Lloyd Beasley; sisters in law Lois and Evelyn Beasley and brother in law David Groins and many nieces and nephews.
Family will receive friends on Feb. 3, 2013 at 3 PM with a service following at 4:00 PM at Central Florida Casket Store & Funeral Chapel, 2090 East Edgewood Drive, Lakeland, FL. Interment will be at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, FL with full military honors.