Russell Scott Beverly – Senior Master Sergeant, United States Air Force

Russell Scott Beverly Air Force Master Sergeant

Russell Scott Beverly, 83, an Air Force Senior Master Sergeant who retired in 1967 as enlisted personnel director at Andrews Air Force Base, died of kidney failure May 16, 2002, at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. He lived in Oxon Hill, Maryland.

Sereant Beverly was born in Wise, Virginia. He was a graduate of the  Non-Commissioned Officers Academy and the War College in Nebraska.

He began his career in the Army as an airplane mechanic prior to World War II and served in the Pacific during the war. He was posted to Korea during the Korean War and stationed in Libya during the Vietnam War.

He did recruiting and personnel work for much of his career.

Sergeant Beverly was a member of the Disabled American Veterans and volunteered as a Republican election aide in Prince George's County.

His wife, Catherine Simmons Beverly, died in 1998, and a daughter, Flora Catherine Swank, died in 1972.

Survivors include three children, Ronald Beverly of Butler, Pennsylvania, Barbara Ann Butler of Colorado Springs and William Scott Beverly of Somerset, Pennsylvania; two brothers; a sister; four grandchildren; and a great-grandson.


On Thursday, May 16, 2002. The beloved husband of the late Catherine Beverly; father of Ronald and William S. Beverly and Barbara A. Butler and the late Flora Catherine Swank; brother of William and Herbert Beverly and Betty Shipley; grandfather of Bradley, Jessica, Brandon and Shannon Beverly; great-grandfather of Lucas Shook. Friends may call at Franconia Baptist Church, 5912 Franconia Rd., Alexandria, VA on Thursday, June 6 from 5p.m. until time of service at 7 p.m. Interment Friday, June 7, 10 a.m. at Arlington National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the charity of one's choice in his name.

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