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Obituary: William Julian 'Bill' Beavers

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William Julian “Bill” Beavers

William Julian “Bill” Beavers

William Julian “Bill” Beavers, 83, of Franklin, most devoted and loving husband, father and grandfather, passed away peacefully on June 30, 2019.  

Mr. Beavers was born in Preston, Georgia, and was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and retired as a special agent of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in 1986 after 21 years of honorable service. His last position with the FBI was special agent in charge (SAC) of the Memphis office.  

An avid University of Alabama football fan, he loved to play golf and was a former member of Brentwood Country Club. He was also an Elder of First Presbyterian Church of Franklin.  

He was preceded in death by his youngest son, Paul David Beavers; parents, Luther and Kathleen Beavers; sister, Louene Vila; and brother, Benny Beavers.  

He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Betty Jean Beavers of Franklin; his sons, Dr. Mark (Carol) Beavers of Dacula, Georgia and Mike (Dr. Kathy) Beavers of Bartlett, Tennessee; his two grandsons, James and Michael Beavers; brother, Bobby (Verlin) Beavers of Phenix City, Alabama; and other loving family members. 

Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. on Saturday, July 6, 2019 at First Presbyterian Church of Franklin, with Rev. Chris Joiner officiating and visitation one hour prior to the service at the church and 5-7 p.m. on Friday. The interment will be at Williamson Memorial Gardens.

Active pallbearers will consist of Elders from The First Presbyterian Church of Franklin. Honorary pallbearers will be other Elders as well as retired agents with the FBI and other law enforcement agencies.  

Memorials may be made to First Presbyterian Church of Franklin, Meals on Wheels or The Don Birdwell Scholarship Fund at Cumberland University in Lebanon.