Tommy G. Beavers of Forsyth, Montana, passed away peacefully at his residence on January 30, 2013. He had moved to Forsyth with his daughter in June 2011. Tommy was born November 24, 1936 to Taylor and Flora (Israel) Beaver Sr. in Stilwell, Oklahoma.
Tommy’s hometown was Stilwell, OK. Tommy graduated from Cave Springs High School in Cave Springs, OK. After high school he enlisted in the United States Air Force on August 23, 1954. While Tommy was in the Air Force he married Evelyn Poteet on June 4, 1955. Tommy and Evelyn resided in Midwest City, OK. Tommy was honorably discharged on August 22, 1958. He then attended barber college then took up residence in Tulsa, OK. Three children were born to this union, Mike, Dwayne and Cheryl. Following their divorce, Tommy lived at several locations in the Midwest.
Tommy belonged to the Oklahoma State Board of Barbers. He enjoyed being a barber, enjoyed Country and Western music, and was a great storyteller.
Tommy is survived by his children: Mike (Betty Ridgley) Beavers of Ethete, WY, Dwayne (Cheryl) Beavers of Tulsa, OK, and Cheryl (Grant) Black Guptill of Forsyth, MT; his Grandchildren Stephen, Jaymes, Hannah, Jeffrey, Jessie and Ann. He is also survived by seven great grandchildren Ella, Ian, Aurora, Jacob, Caleb, Bella and Steven; siblings: David Beaver of Kansas City, MO, Glenna Ford of Owasso, OK, and Darlene Vann of Stilwell, OK. He is survived by several nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.
Tommy is preceded in death by his father Taylor Sr., mother Flora, brother Taylor Jr., and niece Brenda Boyer.
Tommy’s remains will be taken to Oklahoma by his daughter at a later date. Stevenson and Sons Funeral Home of Forsyth assisted the family with these arrangements and condolences may be sent by visiting www.stevensonandsons.com