The Beasley Funeral Home, Inc. was established in 1947 in Laurens, South Carolina by Cardell "C.D." Beasley as it's founder. At that time, Marion Beasley, Current president and manager, was fourteen years of age. He assumed a variety of duties such as, floor sweeper. car washer, and assisting the grave diggers. Marion is a 1951 Graduate of the Thomas Sanders High School, Laurens, South Carolina. After graduation, he became assistant ambulance/hearse driver. Later in 1955, he became a licensed funeral director.
In June of 1958, Marion graduated from the Atlanta College of Mortuary Science in Atlanta Georgia. In July of 1958 he became a licensed embalmer and continued his staff membership with Beasley Funeral Home in Laurens, SC. After many years of successful service in the Laurens area, the Beasley Funeral Home established it's second location at 205 Knight Street, Fountain Inn, South Carolina and held open house and dedication on August 27, 1961.
Marion became local manager and resided upstairs in the funeral home. After establishing residence in Fountain Inn, Marion has showed leadership to the State of South Carolina, Greenville County, City of Fountain Inn, the Laurens and Greenville area. For his unselfish leadership, he has received many appointments and awards. Namely a few are: First black in history to be appointed to the South Carolina Probation, Parole and Pardon Board in 1969 by Governor Robert McNair. First black chairman of the board in 1985, at which time, Governor Richard Riley presented him with The Order of the Palmetto.
At his retirement from the board in 1995, Governor David M. Beasley presented him with another Order of the Palmetto, making him a Palmetto Gentlemen twice. He served twenty-six years on the board making him the longest serving parole board member in the United States.
It is the mission of Beasley Funeral Home Inc., to facilitate meaningful ways for families to grieve their loss and celebrate the memories of their loved ones. We will do this by providing information, options, and guidance with the highest level of ethics, competence, courtesy and compassion in a comfortable environment. We will provide respectful and affordable funerals, cremations and memorialization services, locally, nationally and internationally. We are always striving to exceed the expectations of each family we serve.