Henry Dewey Beavers, 88, of Monticello, passed away on February 19, 2016.
He was a World War II veteran and a member of Oak Grove Assembly of God Church in Monticello.
Mr. Beavers enjoyed gardening and never missed an opportunity to sing with his family in church. He loved animals, had a great sense of humor, a quick wit, and never met a stranger. He loved the Lord, Jesus Christ, spent endless hours reading and studying the Bible, and was quick to lend a hand to those in need.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 67 years, Naomi Lee Fowler Beavers; parents, Henry James Beavers and Mary Elizabeth Hackett Beavers; two sisters, Violet Beavers and Margaret Chinn; three brothers, Earl Beavers, Vernon Beavers and Homer Beavers; one daughter, Patricia Gail Beavers; and one grandson, Jamie Ellington.
Mr. Beavers is survived by two sons, Rudy Beavers and wife, Lanelle of Floyd, Arkansas; Mark Beavers and wife Becky of Loganville, Georgia; two daughters, Sharon Bayliss and husband, Jerry; and Karon Beavers, both of Monticello. He is also survived by his brother, William “Curt” Beavers of Lake Village and his sister, Cloyce Koch of Columbus, OH. He is also survived by seven grandchildren, J.J. Bayliss, Mandy Huey, Kim Wallis, Mitzi Camp, Jason Ellington, Darissa Beavers, and Kaiti Beavers; ten great-grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews.
Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Monday, February 22, 2016 at Oak Grove Assembly of God Church with Rev. Bobby Spencer officiating. Burial with military honors will be in Portland Cemetery in Portland, AR. Family visitation will be from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Sunday evening at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Oak Grove Assembly of God Church Building Fund, 465 Winchester Road, Monticello, AR 71655.