Lonnie Ray Beisley, 49, Nevada, passed away on Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020, at Medicalodges of Nevada, Missouri from his courageous battle with ALS. Lonnie was born Nov. 18, 1970, in Nevada to Herbert N. and Bonnie L. (Milligan) Beisley.
Lonnie grew up in Nevada and graduated from Nevada High School Class of 1989. He worked most of his life in the Vernon County area, having worked for a time at Guthrie Motors, and was a truck driver for several years. He traveled the United States for a period of time with Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Fishing Tournaments. Most recently he worked at Mark Peterson Farms in Liberal for a number of years before retiring in 2018 due to his illness. Lonnie was a huge Pittsburg Steelers fan. He also enjoyed watching NASCAR, collecting Dale Earnhardt Memorabilia, hunting and especially spending time with his family.
Survivors include his mother, Bonnie Beisley, Sheldon; two sisters, Terri Starbuck (Bruce Hamlett), Milo, and Cindi Louderback (Kelly), Lamar; two brothers, Scott Beisley (Sally), Harwood, and Russell Beisley (Lesley), Sheldon; one daughter, Samantha Karnes, Oklahoma, and one step-daughter, Aerial Lingenfelser; three grandchildren, Leon, A.J. and Emma; numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by his father, Herbert N. Beisley; a brother, Mark G. Beisley; a sister, Rebecca S. Beisley; a granddaughter, Eleyna Lingenfelser and a niece, Shyla Brannan.
Services were be held Friday, Oct. 30, at Ferry Funeral Home in Nevada with Chaplain Kenny Batson officiating. Interment followed at Olive Branch Cemetery in Milo with Bob Wood officiating.
Memorials are suggested in his memory to Peterson Outdoor Ministries, Lodge of Hope c/o Ferry Funeral Home. This organization was very dear to Lonnie’s heart.
You may view obituary and send condolences online at www.ferryfuneralhome.com.