Billy Ray Beacham Sr.

Published 7:32 pm Tuesday, September 22, 2020

After a courageous battle with Alzheimer’s Disease, Billy Ray Beacham Sr., 76, of Carrollton has gone home to be with the Lord.

Billy was born in Pitt County, NC to Bud and Minnie Mae Beacham. The family moved to Hampton Roads, VA where he married Patricia Mace and started a family.  After dedicating many years as a foreman to Newport News Shipbuilding he hit the road working for Fluor Daniels. He enjoyed several years traveling the country, discovering his love for Wyoming along the way.

After returning to VA he operated Billy R. Beacham Vinyl Siding company for over 20 years and then retired to return to traveling. Billy was a simple man that never took himself or life’s troubles too seriously. He had a joke or a song for every situation, even on his toughest days.  He will be remembered best for his laid-back attitude, incredible humor, quick come-backs and his love for Elvis and Nascar.

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Billy was preceded in death by his parents; brothers Frankie Beacham and Robbie Beacham; and the mother of his children, Patricia Sullivan. Left to cherish his memory are his children, Angela Garner (Stevie) and Billy Beacham Jr. (Amy); grandchildren Jesse Garner Jr. (Angelica), Bray Beacham and Brooke Beacham; great grandchildren Jesse Garner III and Jaxon Garner; step great granddaughter Kayla Castro; sisters Evelyn Phelps and Linda Baynor, brother Eddie Beacham; a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews and his best friend Mike Delk.

Billy’s wish was for there to be no funeral services. His final resting place will be in his beloved Wyoming.  In lieu of flowers, the family asks that all donations be made to the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, Online condolences may be registered at