Ed Beasley

Ed Beasley died peacefully at his home in Wilsonville, AL, on March 17th, with his faithful wife Lisa by his side. Ed was 58 and had bravely battled cancer. He is survived by his parents, Sandi and Danny Varner of Deatsville, AL; wife of 12 years, Lisa JoAnn Beasley, of Wilsonville, AL; son, Jessie Roy Beasley of Deatsville, AL, Brian Alan Finley (Haley) of Jemison, AL, and Elizabeth Ann Davis (Paul) of Candler, NC, four sisters, Kristy Varner, Anita Horsley (Neil), Terry Johnson (Andy), and Lynn DeVaughn (Barry), and was survived by many other extended family members. He was preceded in death by his dad, Jesse Roy “Buster” Beasley. Ed graduated from Marbury High School in 1983 and joined the US Army, serving in Germany, Saudi Arabia, and Iraq. After his military service, he was a 20-year employee at Omega Steel in Jemison. Ed was passionate about gathering with family and friends, cooking and grilling, and taking beach trips with his beloved Lisa. Ed loved the outdoors and enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, and life on the lake. His military experience brought out his role as a protector and lover of his history and his Country. Ed was a follower of the Lord Jesus Christ, valued prayer, and led his family closer to God. His family and friends will deeply miss him.

A memorial service is scheduled for 2:00 pm, March 24th, at Union Grove Baptist Church in Jemison. Rev. Jeffrey White and Pastor Kenneth Wren will officiate the service. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Ed’s life. The family would like to thank Shelby Baptist Hospital and Alabama Oncology for their untiring efforts. Lisa would also like to thank her neighbor and friend, Cat Smith Walker (Jim), for her faithfulness and ongoing care, and Charlotte Sanders (Tim) for their support.


  1. Jennifer Hatmaker on March 20, 2024 at 1:20 pm

    A true man of God. Brave veteran and protector of the country he loved. Forever a brother, loved by so many friends. Will see you again big guy, in the presence of our Lord and Savior. Love to all the family.

  2. Lisa on March 20, 2024 at 1:20 pm

    What a Happy life we shared. Full of Love. ♥

  3. Gordon “ALF” Parks & Miss Sallee Call on March 20, 2024 at 2:47 pm

    Miss Sallee and I never met this man in person. But we called each other Brother and Sister and we truly love him now and forever. I thank you Big Guy for the freedom you helped to provide us and for your service to this Great Country and Her Flag. We will miss you more than you could know.
    Until Valhalla.
    “ALF” & Miss Sallee
    PS….Just for you (this hurts me)

  4. Brian and Catherine Davis on March 20, 2024 at 4:13 pm

    We are so heartbroken. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. We are so blessed to have known Ed, an amazing person!
    RIP, Ed ❤️

  5. Anita Bush on March 20, 2024 at 7:55 pm

    Ed Will definitely be missed,especially by Lisa and his Mom .But all of his cousins and little Cuzzies will miss him too!He loved them like they were his own,and I will never forget that!He and Lisa were the perfect example of a loving marriage,til death do we part!But Ed will live on in our hearts and will never be forgotten!

  6. Bill "Sonny" Martin on March 21, 2024 at 1:45 pm

    Well, we never got to meet in person, but I call you Brother, though we are not blood, but wore the uniform for the country we loved, and stood for. Some day, we will meet, Brother, and take that ride through Valhalla in peace. Respect.

  7. Lynette Brown on March 23, 2024 at 12:07 am

    Thank you Ed for your service to our country. And for the friendship you and your beautiful wife Lisa have bestowed on me. You will definitely be missed. Ride the skies .
    To Lisa and all of the family and friends I pray peace to each of you. Your in my thoughts and prayers.