Herbert Nelson Beisley

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Herbert Nelson Beisley, 85, of Nevada, Mo., passed away on Saturday, July 28, 2018, at Nevada Nursing and Rehab following a short illness. He was born at the home of his parents, Burrell Alonzo and Ida Corene (Wood) Beisley, on July 5, 1933, in Nevada.

Herbert attended school in Montevallo and later El Dorado Springs. He served in the United States Army obtaining the rank of Private First Class while stationed in Panama from 1953-1955. Herbert’s assignment in the Army was transportation where he drove a truck hauling bananas and other goods and drove a bus hauling the troops from one location to another. Following his service years he returned to Vernon County. As a natural progression from his time in the Army he continued to drive trucks and also drove a school bus for the El Dorado Springs R-2 School District for several years. Herbert retired from trucking at the age of 62. He lived almost all of his life in Vernon and Cedar Counties. Herbert enjoyed collecting articles and scrapbooks about the history of the area and his family.

Survivors include his children Terri Starbuck and Bruce Hamlett, Milo, Cindi Louderback and her husband, Kelly, Lamar, Scott Beisley and his wife, Sally, Harwood, Russell Beisley and his wife, Lesley, Sheldon, and Lonnie Beisley, Sheldon; one sister, Gwen Eason and her husband, Larry, Drexel; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and three nephews. He was preceded in death by one son, Mark Beisley; infant daughter, Rebecca Beisley; infant brother, Howard Beisley; and one granddaughter, Shyla Starbuck Brannan.

Memorial services with military honors will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 4, at Ferry Funeral Home, in Nevada, with the Rev. Brent Bland officiating. Private committal will follow in Olive Branch Cemetery in Milo. The family will receive friends at 9 a.m., prior to the service at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the family in care of Ferry Funeral Home.

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