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Mr. William Denton “Dent” Beasley, 83

Mr. William Denton “Dent” Beasley, 83, of Swainsboro, Georgia passed away at Memorial Health in Vidalia, January 28, 2023, following a brief illness. A memorial service was held at 5:00 P.M., January 31, 2023 in the Chapel at Chapman Funeral Home with Reverend Rusty Moore officiating.

Mr. Beasley was born July 30, 1939 in Wrightsville, Georgia to Henry Beasley and Nevada Dixon Beasley. Those who knew Dent, knew that he was a devoted husband, father and grandfather who loved and cared for them for the past 64 years.

Dent was an extremely hard worker. He started his own business at the age of 18, pouring and finishing concrete, then moved on to owner/operator of Swainsboro Concrete for many years. In 1996, he opened DM&N Trucking/Beasley Farms and continued working up until the day he passed away. If you ever needed to find him, you wouldn’t have to look far. He was either at the office or at home caring for his wife. Dent was definitely one of a kind when it came to helping others, sometimes to people he didn’t even know. He was a man of his word, loved to sit and share his wisdom and business knowledge.

Dent was a member of Mt. Shady Church where he served as a deacon since 1975. He was Uncle Dent, an inspiration and role model to the younger family generations as leader of “The Gospel Tones” and song leader in the church.

If you had ever asked any of his family, “What’s the one thing your dad/grandaddy taught you?” Their answer would be “To work hard”, As he instilled “work ethics” in each one of them. Dent made many friends throughout his life and was loved by them all.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife Martha Nell Akridge Beasley; brothers Pat Beasley, Ed Beasley; sister Dolly Mae Jeffers.

He is survived by his son Mike Beasley (Debra) of Swainsboro; daughter Melinda Brown (Gary) of Jacksonville, Fla.; brother Terry Beasley (Denise) of Yulee, Fla.; grandchildren Wesley Beasley (Krislyn), Kealia Wilcher (Craig), Mason Brown (Maura) and Denton Kade Beasley; great grandchildren Anna Kate Beasley, John Wright Beasley, Wills Beasley, Gaige Wilcher, Michael Wilcher, Remington Wilcher, and Mala Brown; along with several nieces, nephews and many friends.

Chapman Funeral Home of Swainsboro was in charge of the arrangements.

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