Mr. Virgil Lee Beshears, resident of McCrory, Arkansas, departed this life on Wednesday, January 20, 2021, at River Ridge Rehabilitation and Care Center in Wynne at the age of 80. Virgil was born in Heber Springs on January 24, 1940, the son of Press and Elner Mae (Wingate) Beshears.
Virgil worked as a farmer all of his life, and always enjoyed watering rice. He attended Smith Center Assembly of God, and enjoyed dancing, playing dominos, and spending time with his family especially at cookouts.
Mr. Beshears was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers, Billy, Ray, Bobby, and Luke Beshears; two sisters, Martha Mann and Dorothy Kirkland; a granddaughter, Haley Beshears; and two great-grandchildren.
He is survived by three sons, William Beshears and wife, Fay, of McCrory, Danny Beshears of McCrory, and John Beshears and wife, Candice, of Wynne; a daughter, Jessica Poynor and husband, Jimmy, of McCrory; four brothers, Howard, Eddie, Albert, and Gene Beshears; two sisters, Betty Woolbright and Mary Smith; 14 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; his companion, Mary Holland; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, January 22, 2021, in the Thompson-Wilson Funeral Home Chapel in McCrory with Bro. Ricky Williams officiating. Interment will follow in Eight Mile Cemetery in Beedeville.
Friends may visit at the funeral home from 1:00 p.m. to service time.
Those honored to serve as pallbearers are Trucker Beshears, T.J. Haynes, Austin Poynor, Albert Smith, B.J. Stevens, and Alex Walker. Honorary pallbearers are Eddie Stevens and James Stowe.
Arrangements by Thompson-Wilson Funeral Home of McCrory.
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