Kemper Morton (K.M.) Beasley Jr., 69

Published 4:14 pm Tuesday, May 7, 2013

DILLWYN, May 7 – Kemper Morton (K.M.) Beasley Jr., 69, of Dillwyn, passed away Sunday, May 5, 2013 in his home. He was born in Farmville on July 7, 1943 to the late Mary Ellen Lowe and Kemper Morton Beasley Sr.

Mr. Beasley began his career as a banker, then turned his interest to real estate and farming. He was the current chairman of the Virginia, Maryland and Delaware Association of Electric Cooperatives and served on the boards of many organizations including: Central Virginia Electric Cooperative, Farmers Co-op of Farmville, and ASCS of Buckingham. He was also the past president of Appomattox County Cattlemen's Association, an honorary member of the Christiansburg Hunt Club and a faithful member of Concord Baptist Church.

Surviving are his wife, Harriette Carson Beasley of Dillwyn; son, Kemper Morton Beasley III and wife, Becky of Dillwyn; daughter, Kathi Beasley Garnett and husband, Jay of Orange; brother, T.C. Beasley and wife, Jane of Troutville; and three grandchildren, Mercer Garnett III, Carson Garnett and Jackson Garnett. He was preceded in death by a sister, Priscilla Beasley.

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Funeral services were held Tuesday, May 7, in Concord Baptist Church with interment in the church cemetery.

The Shorter Funeral Home, Farmville, served the family.