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Roscoe Everett Beverly Jr.
April 2, 1934 ~ September 27, 2023 (age 89) 89 Years Old
Roscoe Everett Beverly Jr., affectionately known as "Buck," went to join the Lord on September 27th , 2023 in Indianapolis, Indiana. He was 89 years old.
Buck's journey began on April 2, 1934, in Roanoke, Virginia, born to Roscoe Everett SR. and Mary Lee Beverly (Bowman) as the youngest of five siblings. His formative years were filled with a deep appreciation for the great outdoors, where he spent countless hours hunting and fishing on his grandparents' farm. Buck graduated from Roanoke's Jefferson High School in 1953, and his path then led him to VPISU, now known as Virginia Tech, where he participated in the ROTC program.
After a brief hiatus from his studies, Buck answered the call to duty, serving in the United States Army and earning the prestigious title of Soldier of the quarter, while qualifying as an Army Marksman. However, his heart remained devoted to his beloved Virginia Tech Hokies. One of his cherished pastimes was attending football games with his beloved wife, Shirley. Later in life, they enjoyed watching every VT game together on TV.
In 1956, Buck married his lifelong sweetheart, Shirley Dare Blackwell, and their union blessed them with four daughters, none of whom shared his passion for hunting and fishing. In fact, his daughters never allowed him to bring home his hunting or fishing trophies; instead, he generously shared his bounty with neighbors and friends.
Throughout his life, he was known for his practical jokes which ranged from hooking his parent’s toilet to an old crank phone so that the user would get a shock as they took care of business in his younger years to removing and hiding all the office doors at the Norfolk Southern Offices during his working years. He was also known for being protective of his daughters’ honor. The teenage boys of North Ridgeville, Ohio often referred to a visit to pick up a Beverly girl for a date like a trip to Wolverton Mountain. They knew they were going to be grilled by Roscoe and needed to be on their best behavior.
During his young adulthood, Buck worked side by side with his father as an engineer for Norfolk Western Railroad. He continued his career with Norfolk Southern Railroad, ultimately becoming an Industrial Real Estate Developer. In 1965, Buck was transferred to Cleveland, Ohio, where he and Shirley raised their daughters. Then, in 1986, they were transferred once more, this time to Indianapolis, where he continued to serve the railroad for 40 years before enjoying a well-deserved retirement. He used those retirement years to continue his hunting and fishing as well as building finely crafted furniture.
Buck is survived by his loving wife of 67 years, Shirley, and their daughters: Sherry Aleski (Mark), Karen Dill (Clay), Lisa Beverly (Larry), and Lorrie Roberts (Todd). He leaves behind a legacy of grandchildren: Kyle (Jennifer), Corey, Chad, Kara, Abby, Sara (Sam), Hunter, Jake, and Elliana. Also, his great-granddaughters Tatum and Hallie, and a great-grandson and great-granddaughter who are expected in February 2024. Buck is also fondly remembered by numerous nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Roscoe and Mary Lee Beverly (Bowman), three brothers: Marnello, Wendell, and Theo, as well as one sister, Mary Lee Beverly Carnes, who sadly passed away just one month ago. Additionally, a grandson, Alexander Mark Aleski, preceded him in death.
The Beverly family extends their heartfelt gratitude to IU Health Methodist Hospital, Franciscan Health, and Franciscan Hospice House for their compassionate care and attention to Buck during his time of need.
Private funeral services to celebrate Buck's life will be held on Saturday October 7, 2023 at the Lotz Funeral Home, 1330 E Main Street, Salem, Virginia before moving to his final resting place at Sherwood Memorial Park in Salem.
In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests that donations be made to the Franciscan Hospice House, 8414 Franciscan Lane, Indianapolis, IN, 46237 https://www.franciscanhealthfoundation.org/programs/franciscan-hospice-house-indianapolis
Roscoe Everett Beverly, "Buck," will be deeply missed by all who had the privilege of knowing him. His legacy of love, dedication, devotion to his family and cherished memories will forever live on in our hearts.
Matthew 25:23 New King James Version
His lord said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant; you have been faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler over many things. Enter into the joy of your lord.’
Saturday October 7, 2023 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM Lotz Funeral Home - Salem 1330 East Main Street Salem, VA 24153
Saturday October 7, 2023 1:00 PM Lotz Funeral Home Salem 1330 E. Main St Salem, VA 24153
Sherwood Memorial Park 1250 E Main St. Salem, VA 24153