Roller-Chenal Funeral Home

13801 Chenal Parkway, Little Rock

Phone: 501-224-8300

Eugene Beavers

Little Rock, AR

1930 - 2017

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Published: December 29, 2017

Eugene Beavers, 87, of Little Rock passed away Monday, December 25 surrounded by his family. He was born March 16, 1930 in Hot Springs to the late A.J. Beavers and Osie Vaughan Beavers. He was an active member of The Church at Rock Creek in Little Rock and had served as Deacon at Geyer Springs First Baptist Church for many years.

Along with his parents, he is preceded in death by his brothers, Orville Beavers, Arlie Beavers and Kenneth Beavers. He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Louise Beavers of Little Rock and his children, Garry (Elizabeth) Beavers of Little Rock, Wanda (John) Strode of Jonesboro and Lori (Jay) Hale of Sherwood. He is also survived by granddaughters, Carrie (Josh) Swinea of Desha and Emily Strode of Jonesboro and two great-granddaughters Emory Swinea and Hadden Swinea both of Desha.

He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army for several years. He was employed as an accountant with a Ford dealership in Little Rock for 28 years and received the Ford Accounting Excellence Award for many years. He enjoyed woodworking and crafts with his wife during his retirement years. Gospel music was a favorite of his and he sang bass in a Gospel Quartet for many years.

Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, December 30, 2017 at Roller Chenal Funeral Home with a visitation beginning at 9:30 a.m. Burial will follow at Pinecrest Memorial Park in Bryant.

Pallbearers are Bob Anthony, Kenneth Beavers Jr., Lawrence Blackmon, Scott Christensen, Greg Dalton and Terry Robertson. Honorary pallbearers are Johnny Biggs, Ed Culin, Leon Gray, John Harrison, Larry Lovett, Bob Morton and John Ross.

The family wishes to extend a special thank you to the Good Shepherd Physical Therapy team. Memorials may be made to Ridgefield Christian School Theater Department, 3824 Casey Springs Road, Jonesboro, Ark. 72404; Desha First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 129, Desha, Ark. 72527 or The Church at Rock Creek, 11500 West 36th Street, Little Rock, Ark. 72211. To sign the online guest book, please visit

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