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Tex Beshears

Thursday, October 10, 2019
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C.O. “Tex”  Beshears, passed away Aug. 5, 2019.

A celebration of life will be held Oct. 26, from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Circle T Arena in Hamilton

Tex was born May 14, 1926, in Wetumka, Oklahoma, to Frank and Teddy along with brothers James and Gayle and sister Fern.  

Tex served in the Navy during World War II and was a long-time Dallas businessman. He started his career in the dairy business in the 1960s, acquiring and merging companies.  In the 1990s he formed Suiza Foods, then continued on to become the CEO of Borden Milk and of National Dairy Holdings.  

In preparing for retirement in the early 2000s, Tex began searching for the perfect Central Texas community for hunting, fishing, ranching and friendly people.  He found Hamilton as the ideal place to make his home.  

However, Tex always found retirement difficult, so he decided to build a small arena outside of the city.  This small building project continued to grow into one of the most unique and enjoyable equine facilities widely known as Circle T Ranch Arena.  

After the arena was completed, Tex continued to plan more community projects by adding another building addition to Hamilton County known as the Inn at the Circle T.  He loved the Hamilton community and worked with others to improve the hospital, schools and library.  

Tex loved his family, friends, fishing and golfing.  

He is survived by his wife, Lynn; children Karen Leigh and husband Keith and Kristin Thomas of Eugene, Oregon, Kathy Farmer of Denton, Donna Boles of Cleburne and Ken Beshears and wife Trina of Hamilton; 18 grandchildren; and many great grandchildren with four grandchildren from Hamilton – Jackson, Hannah, Sarah, Josh and wife Lacy and also two great-granddaughters, Logyn and Morgyn.  

Tex was preceded in death by his siblings and two children, Kerry Beshears and Karen Sue Albanese.