Vernon Douglas "Doug" Beavers, age 98, of Walnut Springs, passed away on December 4, 2017 at his residence in Walnut Springs.
Funeral services will be held at 10 A.M., Saturday, December 9, 2017 at the Iredell First Baptist Church in Iredell, Texas.
Graveside services will be at 2 P.M., Saturday, December 9, 2017 at the Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Fort Worth, Texas.
Doug was born on February 11, 1919 to Thomas Augustus and Lena Murphy Beavers at home in the small community of Mountain Springs just northeast of Hillsboro at 7:30 in the morning. He graduated from Hillsboro High School in 1937 and recently celebrated his 80th high school reunion. After high school, Doug and his mother moved to Fort Worth. At the age of 19, he accepted Christ as Savior at Rosen Heights Baptist Church in Fort Worth (pastor Jesse Garrett). He was a Christian for 79 years. Doug was a World War II veteran serving in the United States Army from May 1942 to January 1946. Decoration and citations include: American Theater, European-African-Middle Eastern, Good Conduct Medal, and Victory Medal. He was also a Mason and Shriner for over 60 years. On June 22, 1940 he married Sadie "Prissy" Jacobs in Fort Worth. He was the father of 4 children, Judy, Ronald, Ginger, and Vernon. Prissy passed away on April 3, 1984 and in 2001 he married Debra (Debbie) Holland. He was a member of Temple Baptist Church in Fort Worth for over 50 years and a member of First Baptist Church in Iredell since 2002.
Left to cherish his memories are his wife, Debbie; children, Judy French, Ronald Beavers and wife, Nancy, Ginger Sanders and husband, Mike, Vernon L. Beavers and wife, Vickie; one step-son, Michael Holland; grandchildren, Allen Beavers, Rhonda Beavers, Ryan Beavers, Randon Beavers, Rustin Beavers, Chris Reiten, Mindi Willis; step-grandchildren, Graham and Ariel Holland; great-grandchildren, Mason, Elizabeth, Emelia, Alexander, Sadie, Madison, Markus, Lana, Perrin, and Presley; and one step-grandchild, Franco; other relatives and friends.
Doug lived and loved life to the fullest. He had a passion for horses-raising, riding, and breaking horses up until a few months ago. He has been much loved and will be greatly missing. Now residing in Heaven with his family and visiting and telling tales.
In lieu of flowers the family asks that memorial donations be made in Vernon's name to:
Shriners Hospital for Children
518 Market Street
Galveston, Texas 77550
Words of comfort and peace can be sent to the family at www.lawsonfuneralhome.net.
Arrangements were made by Lawson Funeral Home, Meridian, Texas 254-435-2792.
Born: February 11, 1919
Place of Birth: Hillsboro, TX
Death: December 4, 2017
Place of Death: Walnut Springs, TX
Occupation: Salesman for Uniroyal Rubber Company
Organizations: Mason and Shriner