ASHEBORO — Joseph (Joe) G. Beason passed away peacefully on Saturday, Feb. 13, 2021, at High Point Medical Center/Wake Forest Baptist Health.
He was born in Level Cross (Randolph County), NC on July 16, 1925, the son of the late Zola Beason Rush and Joseph Metters. He was raised by his mother and stepfather, Causey Rush. He also had a special uncle, Walter “Ruffin” Beason, who helped raise him and whom he loved dearly. While growing up in Randolph County, Joe loved to spend time outdoors and his favorite activities were fishing and hunting with his best friend, Bud Hodgin. He joined the US Army and served in Germany during WWII. In 1955 he married Revonda (Vonda) Neely, and they were married for 49 years.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Revonda, and an infant son.
He is survived by his six daughters, Rita B. Ward (David) of Archdale, Sue B. Dennis (Bill), of Franklinville, JoAnn B. Frisby (Garrett), Marlene Beason, Sharon B. Ashworth, and Sheila B. Stanley (Jeff), all of Asheboro; 12 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Also surviving are two sisters in law, Elsie Neely of Orwell, Ohio and Carolyn Neely of Asheboro.
A graveside service celebrating Joe’s life will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 22 at Mt. Olive Wesleyan Church Cemetery with Reverend Wayne Byrd and Reverend Joe Farlow officiating. Military Honors will be accorded by the US Army Honor Guard and the Randolph County Honor Guard.
The family will speak with friends at the church cemetery from 12 to 1:30 p.m. Monday prior to service, weather permitting. Masks and social distancing will be strictly observed.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial gifts in Joe’s memory be sent to Mt. Olive Wesleyan Church, 3290 Mt. Olive Church Road, Sophia, NC 27350 or to Berean Memorial Baptist Church, P.O. Box 1081, Asheboro, NC 27204.
Online condolences may be made on Joe’s tribute page at www.cumbyfuneral.com.
Services are in the care of Cumby Family Funeral Service of Archdale.