Gary Lewis Beasley, 55, of North Garden, died Thursday, December 13, 2007, at his home. Born December 21, 1951, in Charlottesville, he was the son of Charlotte Morris Beasley and the late Leslie W. Beasley.
In addition to his mother, he is survived by his loving wife, Sharon L. Beasley; two sons, Christopher Beasley and his wife, Sherri Hunter, and Robert Beasley and his wife, Shannon; two sisters, Ann Sandridge and her husband, David, and Lori Beasley; one brother, Timothy Beasley and his wife, Rhonda, and two grandchildren, Claire and Elise Beasley. He also leaves dozens of aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews with fond memories of him.
After decades working in the water and sewer industry, Gary redirected his interests and received a Masters in Education from the University of Virginia Curry School of Education. Gary's favorite activities included music, spending time with his family, dancing with his lovely wife, guiding their two sons into fine young men, and playing with their two grandchildren. Gary was an accomplished musician and recently used his talents to provide therapeutic music to hospital patients. Gary was the leader of his extended family, always providing support to his mother, siblings, and close relatives. His warm and welcoming manner provided the base around which family gatherings grew and revolved.