The Daily Item
LIVERPOOL — William G. “Bill” Beasley, 65, of Klinger Hollow Road, passed away at 12:02 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014, at the Carlisle Regional Medical Center.
He was born April 17, 1948, in White Plains, N.Y., a son of the late Walter and Helen (Thorbin) Beasley. On Aug. 31, 1998, he married the former Suzan P. Leitner, who survives.
Bill was a veteran of the Vietnam War, serving in the Army from 1966 to 1969.
He was awarded the Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal with 60 Device, the National Defense Service Medal, the Vietnam Service Medal and two overseas bars.
Bill learned the diesel trade in the service. He was a truck driver most of his life, much of that time being an owner-operator. At the time of his passing, he was employed at Harlan Electric, Carlisle.
He was Catholic.
He was a life member of the Selinsgrove Veterans of Foreign Wars Post and a member of the Disabled American Veterans and the Loyal Order of Moose Lodge 1229, Middleburg.
Bill loved to play golf and Playstation. He enjoyed his home and spending time at the cottage.
Surviving, in addition to his wife, are two sons, David Beasley, of Lemoyne, and Harold “Mike” Hemrick, of Enola; two daughters, Deborah Harper, of Mechanicsburg, and Billie Jo “Bea” Benner, of Mercersburg; nine grandchildren; one brother, Edward Beasley, of South Carolina; one sister, Blanche Beecher, of Salisbury, Md.; and his dog, Toby.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Walter and Richard.
At Bill’s request, there will be no services.
Contributions in his memory may be made to Suzan Beasley, 2130 Klinger Hollow Road, Liverpool, PA 17045, to help defray final expenses.
Arrangements are by the V.L. Seebold Funeral Home, 601 N. High St., Selinsgrove.