John Henry Beasley

Published 7:07 am Saturday, February 2, 2019

John Henry Beasley, 74, of 565 Mountain Canal Road, Creswell, died on Thursday, January 31, 2019.

Born in Dare County on June 26, 1944, he was the son of the late Morris and Elizabeth Johnson Beasley.  He was married to the former Eleanor May Barnett, who survives.

Mr. Beasley served in the United States Marine Corp and was honorably discharged as Sergeant after two tours in Vietnam.  Following his years with our armed forces, he worked in the maintenance department with the U. S. Park Service and also enjoyed commercial fishing.  He attended the Assembly of Praise.

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A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Assembly of Praise.  Rev. Randy Hughes, interim pastor, will officiate.  Military honors will be offered by the U. S. Marine Corps and the JROTC from Washington County High School. The family will visit with friends in the fellowship hall of the church immediately following the funeral service.

Survivors include wife Eleanor, son Morris Beasley of Elizabeth City; daughters Cynthia (Cindy) Grosskopf and husband Randy of Creedmoor, Linda B. Austin and husband Kent of Columbia, Mary Beasley Nichols and husband C. R. of Creswell and Jennifer Beasley of Creswell; 14 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and three nephews.

He was preceded in death by brothers Ivy Johnson and Lloyd Beasley and sister Callie Gallop.

Memorials are suggested to Assembly of Praise Women’s Ministry, c/o Mallory L. Phelps, Treasurer, P. O. Box 270, Columbia, N.C. 27925.

Arrangements are by Bryan Funeral Service, Columbia Chapel and online sympathy messages may be directed to