Arch “Tooley” James Beaver, Jr., 64, of Locust Grove, passed away on Tuesday, June 23, 2020 in Muskogee. He was born on July 26, 1955 in Claremore, Oklahoma; the son of Arch James Beaver and Ruby (Squirrell) Beaver. On March 11, 1974, Tooley married the love of his life, Patsy. After high school, he attended OSU Tech in Okmulgee to pursue his career as a machinist graduating with his degree. Growing up, Tooley attended Little Rock Indian Baptist Church. He enjoyed watching westerns and sports, especially football, his favorite teams were OU and the Dallas Cowboys. He loved to spend time at family gatherings, watching his grandkids play ball. He liked going to flea markets and taking long drives. He loved seeing and spending time with his grandkids. His favorite saying was “Not This Tooley.” He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, June 29, 2020 in the Shipman’s Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Wendall Martin officiating. Burial will follow in the Euwasha Cemetery with Owen Beaver, Shaelin Beaver, Titus Duncan, Chooge Vann, Shane Smith, and Ronnie Duncan serving as casket bearers. Honorary casket bearers, Pete Fisher, Mike Cummings, Riley Vann, Luke Henry, Marvin Vann, Walter Squirrell and Jim Squirrell. Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Sunday, June 28, 2020 in the Shipman’s Funeral Home Chapel. To leave his family a message, please visit his Tribute Wall at www.shipmansfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Shipman’s Funeral & Cremation Service.
Tooley is survived by his wife, Patsy Beaver of the home; son, Owen Beaver and Sherry Simpson of Locust Grove, Oklahoma; daughters, Ruby Duncan and husband Ronnie of Stilwell, Oklahoma and Jamie Beaver and Shane Smith of Locust Grove, Oklahoma; grandchildren, Miranda Duncan, Taneika Duncan, Titus Duncan, India Duncan, Brina Beaver, Shaelin Beaver, Jaiden Beaver, Sheliah Beaver, Journey Beaver, Isabella Beaver, Rylee Smith, Caleigh Smith, and Lillye Smith; great grandchildren, Talin Smith, Zylin Smith, Kai Leaf, Caden Rowe, Liam Mellowbug; and many other relatives and friends. He is preceded in death by his parents, Arch and Ruby Beaver; son, Craig Beaver; brother, William Beaver; maternal grandparents, Watt and Minnie Squirrell; paternal grandparents, James and Ester Beaver; and uncle, John Beaver.