In memory of

   Douglas Beason



Douglas Grey Beason was born on November 29, 1922 in Bellefontaine, Ohio to Oscar and Grace Beason. He trusted Christ as his Savior while a young boy and pointed the rest of his life to serve the Lord. Upon graduation from Bob Jones College, he served as pastor of the Maranatha Baptist Church in Springfield, Ohio. From there he became the Assistant Pastor of Emmanuel Baptist Church in Toledo. On June 3, 1949 he married Arlene Marcella Reinhold. In 1954 they, with their two children, Paul Douglas and Joy Ann, moved to California to further his studies at Los Angeles Baptist Theological Seminary while pastoring the Bible Baptist Church in Santa Monica, California. Starting in 1960 he served as pastor to First Baptist Church of Sedro Woolley, Washington for six years. From there he moved to Kalamazoo, Michigan to become the Visitation and Interim pastor of Bethel Baptist Church. In 1976 he became the pastor of Maplelawn Baptist Church of Wyoming, Michigan. He served as Interim pastor of Leonard Heights Baptist for a few years before becoming the Visitation Pastor of First Baptist Church of Middleville, Michigan from 1997-2008, completing some 63 years in the ministry. Along with pastoral work, Douglas Beason served the Committee on Missionary Evangelism (an independent Baptist Agency) as General Director from 1983-1995, at which time he became the General Secretary until his death. Douglas was preceded in death by his parents; his sisters, Ruby Berkholtz, Elizabeth Ann Smith, Dorothy Jean Yoder; and his brothers, Harry Edward Beason, Robert Oscar Beason. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Arlene' daughter, Joy Ann Bell (husband Bill) and sons, Paul Douglas and Timothy Ray (wife Lori); three granddaughters, Jennifer Jones (husband Edward), Katy Zylstra (husband Andy), Sarah Beason; and one grandson, Daniel Beason; and one great grandson, Edward Jones III (Trey). The Memorial Service will be hosted by the Maplelawn Baptist Church, 124 Maplelawn SW on Friday, February 26 at 11:00 a.m. Memorials to C.O.M.E. and Maplelawn Baptist Church will be appreciated.

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