Garry Beasley

South Carolina

Garry A. Beasley, 60, passed away Tuesday, August 2, 2016.

A graveside service will be held at 3:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 12 at Vernon Cemetery. Born Feb. 19, 1956, in Seymour, Indiana, he was the son of Ben A. Beasley and Helen Nichter Beasley of Columbus, Indiana.

Garry was a beloved son, husband, father and grandfather. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Columbia, South Carolina, a graduate of Columbus North High School in Indiana and attended the University of Oklahoma, where he received a bachelor’s degree, and later received a Master’s degree from Southern Methodist University.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his wife, Julie Cosentino Beasley; daughters, Anne Pierce (Gene) of Columbia and Paige French (John) of Athens, Georgia; grandchildren, Ben, McLean, Piper, Mary Elizabeth, Larken, William, Anne Marie and Faeren; brothers, Terry Beasley of Indiana and David Beasley of Ohio; and sister, Perian Liffick, of Indiana and many loving family and friends.

Garry was a member of the University of Oklahoma Gymnastics Team which won NCAA National Championship Titles in 1977 and 1978. He was a faithful member of his church and community having served as a church deacon and held leadership roles in many business organizations. His influence was far reaching as he mentored and encouraged so many in every phase of his life. He loved his family and friends, the game of golf and, mostly, his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

Memorials may be made to Autism Speaks, 1060 State Road, Second Floor, Princeton, New Jersey 08540.

Arrangements were provided by Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home and Cremation Services.