MARQUETTE HEIGHTS ~ Billy G. Beasley, 81 of Marquette Heights passed away at 12:44 a.m., Saturday, June 30, 2012 at his home.
Born November 5, 1930 in Delavan to Peter T. and Anna Irene (Von Der Heide) Beasley, he married Beverly Myers on January 5, 1952 in Delavan. She survives.
Also surviving are one son, David (Gloria) Beasley of Creve Coeur; one daughter, Bilinda Leuallen of Mackinaw; five grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; one aunt and one nephew.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother.
Billy served in the United States Navy.
He had worked at the Peoria Journal Star, retiring in 1999 after 42 years of service.
A member of Ducks Unlimited, Billy was an avid duck hunter and fisherman. He also loved to travel and spend time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren. He will be dearly missed by his family and friends.
Private services will be held. Arrangements have been entrusted to Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin.
Memorial contributions may be given to the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Midwest Affiliate, 4722 N. Sheridan Rd., Peoria, IL 61614
To express condolences online, visit www.preston-hanley.com