State Representative Keith Bell presented Sheriff Bryan Beavers with a Resolution honoring the Sheriff’s late father Jimmy Beavers for his many years of dedication to public service in Kaufman County at the November 30, 2021 Commissioners’ Court meeting. Mr. Beavers died July 5, 2020 of service in Kaufman County.
Representative Bell said the Resolution became official at the end of the March legislative session at the State Capital in Austin citing that official resolutions may only be made during a legislative session. Representative Bell said Mr. Beavers’ love his family, friends and his commitment to public service for the county, Representative Bell said he was honored to have been his friend and will forever remember all he did for Kaufman County.
Jimmy Eugene Beavers 77, of Kemp was born in Terrell Texas on October 1, 1942 to Mildred Brockway Beavers Graham and Earl L. Beavers. He attended Terrell ISD until his senior year when his family moved to Dallas and he graduated from South Oak Cliff High School in 1962. There Jimmy met his future wife and lifelong companion, Fay and they married June 22, 1963. He joined the United States Navy in 1963, serving 4 years during the Vietnam War, stationed in California, Hawaii, Germany & Japan. He was a Boatswain’s Mate Third Class serving on the USS Columbus. He welcomed his first child, Elizabeth Ann Beavers Phillips in November of 1964 and left the U.S. Navy in November of 1966. He welcomed his second child a son, now serving as Kaufman County Sheriff, Bryan Wallace Beavers in December of 1967.
Jimmy was a truck-driver by trade working for various trucking companies before settling into his career with Sherwin-Williams starting in 1972. He retired in 2008 after 36 years of safe driving with Sherwin-Williams. After his first retirement, he went to work again for the Kaufman County Precinct 4 Maintenance Barn driving a water truck and making exceptional friends. He retired a second and final time in May of 2016.
Jimmy then dedicated his life to helping his family and friends with any need they had. He was a master of putting out political signs for his friends, but his favorite candidate was his son. Jimmy was a proud longstanding Master Mason starting with the Oak Cliff Lodge #705 in 1984 and later transferring to the Kemp Lodge #528 in 2013 where he held the position of Junior Deacon until his death. He also progressed to become a Hella Shriner of the 32nd Degree.
Pictured: Back row, L to R: Commissioner Skeet Phillips, County Judge Hal Richards, Commissioner Terry Barber, Commissioner Ken Cates. Front row, L to R: Monica Beavers, Sheriff Bryan Beavers, State Representative Keith Bell.