Arthur Ernest Beavis, age 91 of Leland passed away Wednesday, June 8, 2016 at the SECU Hospice House in Bolivia.
Arthur was born of humble beginnings in the East End of London, England. His teenage years were hugely affected by the Second World War and Blitz of England. He witnessed the bombings first hand and then his family lost everything one night during a bombing raid. They moved out of the city to Uxbridge where he went on to become a successful Film Special Effects Man and to form Europe’s largest Special Effects company.
In his early 20’s he met Marie Cohen and it was love at first sight. They married and lived happily for 62 years till her death in 2013. They had one son, 4 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Arthur was fiercely proud of all of his grandchildren.
In both his work and private life he made many friends from around the world. He was loved, not just by his immediate family, but by all of his huge extended family and friends, all of whom miss him very much.
He is survived by his only son, David Arthur Beavis and his wife Susan Pollock Beavis of Leland; four grandchildren, Lucy Beavis Murphy and husband Dean Murphy of England, Robin Beavis of England, Sarah Beavis of Leland, NC and Ashley Beavis Trusso and Greg Trusso of Orlando, FL; and four great grandchildren, Evie Marie Murphy, Emmy Danielle Murphy, Rocco Antonio Beavis, and Leonardo David Beavis.
Memorial service will be held 2 pm Saturday, June 25, 2016 at Wilmington Funeral Chapel.
Friends ask that memorial contribution in Arthur’s memory to the Lower Cape Fear Hospice Foundation by visiting www.tmcfunding.com. Even if you can’t give, please consider sharing the fund with your friends on facebook.
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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation, 1535 S. 41st Street, Wilmington, NC 28403 910.791.9099