In Memory of

James

Henry

Beyers

Jr.

Obituary for James Henry Beyers Jr.

James had been battling cancer for several years and lost his battle and went home to be with his savior, Jesus Christ, on Wednesday, March 6, 2024. James was surrounded at his home by his family and closest of friends during his final hours here on earth.

James was born in Pensacola and raised by his grandparents, Jesse and Louise. James attended Escambia High School in his 9th and 10th grade years and then went to Pace High School where he graduated in 1989. He met his wife in 1991 and they were married a few months later. They lived in Milton where they raised their three daughters. James was always ready for random road trips with the Fab Four group, his wife, Dad, and Mom. They would just get in a vehicle and take off for the day not really having an agenda. James was an active hunter and enjoyed running dogs with his close friends. He taught his daughters how to live off the land and they grew to love all things outdoors thanks to him. He also looked forward to his annual camping trips on the Yellow River with Shon and Wanda each year.

James was very active in his daughter’s lives as they were involved with many different activities over the years. This included coaching softball teams, attending cheerleading events, assisting with transporting band equipment and being their biggest fan. Due to James’s battle with cancer, he was no longer able to continue working after his knee surgery in May. He became a stay-at-home Papa and enjoyed spending his days with Blakeleigh. This was the highlight of his day spending time and making memories for a lifetime for her. James was a family man through and through. His family was his priority, and he lived each day as if it was his last. He also let them know just how much he loved them. He knew no stranger and would offer a lending hand when needed. James was blessed to have met so many amazing people in his life. He will be truly missed by all that knew him.

James is preceded in death by his father, James H. Beyers; grandparents, Jesse and Louise Childress; Uncle Lee; and Aunt Lillian Colvin.

He is survived by his wife of thirty-three years, Tina Mack Beyers; three beautiful daughters: Mikayla Beyers (Justin Jackson), Katelyn Beyers, Cierra (Tylar) Calvert; his pride and joy, his granddaughter, Blakeleigh Calvert; three bonus grandchildren: Dixie, Lane, and Wyatt Jackson; his bonus parents, Walter and Beverly Mack; uncles and aunts: Richard and Trisha Tharp, and Donald Childress; cousins: Heather (Philip) Gilman, Amber and JP Gilman, Ashley Childress, Robert Mack and many more; closest of friends: Shon, Wanda, Sean Michael and Danielle Harris, Jimmy Hopkins, Tommy and Lisa Needham, Jeff Land, Glenn Kelly, Mitch Mosley, Bobby Kitchens, Clifton and Karen Wheeler; and several great co-workers: Tony McNeil, Vic Samford, Chris Peterson, JM Land, William Land, Brandi Knowles, Billy Bray, Wyatt Hayes, Jamie Sauls, Andrew Hill, Mike Mulford, Jarred Beers, Micheal Goldy, Bruce Mayhair, Kevin Nelson, Michael Lowery, and many others.

Services will be held at Trahan Family Funeral Home of Milton at 6539 Trammel Dr., Friday, March 15, 2024. Friends’ visitation time is 1:00 – 3:00, Ceremony at 3:00 followed by a Graveside Service at Bagdad Historical Cemetery. Please dress in nice causal wear, blue jeans and caps will be fine. James would not expect anyone to be in a suit and tie. James requested in lieu of flowers; donations be made to the family to help offset expenses. The family request that all dog hunters have their dog boxes in honor of James’ last ride.

Pallbearers: Donald Childress, Richard Tharp, Shon Harris, Sean Harris, Bobby Kitchens, and Tommy Needham.

Honorary Pallbearers: Tylar Calvert, Justin Jackson, Jeff Land, Robert Mack, and Jimmy Hopkins.

A special thank you to all that have prayed for the family and made donations in honor of James. The family truly appreciates all the kind words and gestures that have been done. James was a special person, and it is shown by the pouring out of love for his family during this difficult time.