It is with a heavy heart and great sadness that we share the news of Stephen Beasley’s passing, Tuesday, March 5. His death was a great shock to those of his Market News family and to so many in NCDA&CS that knew him. He spoke to everyone and had many friends throughout the building. He brought a smile to those around him and took time to listen to others and take interest in what they had to say.
Stephen was the Market News Reporter, responsible for grain, poultry, eggs and fresh local meats. He was known by many of our SFN listeners by his distinct delivery and his opening line, “Hello, everyone.” Stephen was heard on SFN, delivering his final report on the morning of his death.
He has over 12 years with NCDA&CS and previously worked on the NC State University Dairy and Swine research farms. In total, 21 years of state employment. He leaves a wife and two beautiful daughters. His family was the light of his life.