NASHVILLE, TN The National Auto Auction Association (NAAA) mourns the loss of its past president, member, and friend Thomas W. Beasley, who died Jan. 30, 2011. He was 92. Beasley was the owner of Nashville Auto Auction, Nashville, Tenn.

On April 15, 1953, he sold the first car at the newly formed Nashville Auto Auction, and the auction was often referred to as "Tom Beasley's Nashville Auto Auction." In 1959, Tom served as President of the National Auto Auction Association, and was a inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1976. Tom retired in March 1984 and remained a significant contributor and pioneer of the auto remarketing industry.

He is survived by his daughters, Jan Todd and Ginger Dillon; granddaughters, Christie Schenk (Eric), Sarah Barth (Chad), Aslan Dillon; sister, Westelle Olds; great-grandchildren, Andrew Barth, Ryan Barth and Riley Schenk.