Ronald ‘Gary’ Beckham

Ronald ‘Gary’ Beckham was born on Sept. 29, 1949 in Graham. He was the son of Don Beckham and Mae (Bullock) Beckham. Gary passed away Wednesday, Jan. 29, in McKinney at the age of 70.

He proudly served his country as a Marine in the Vietnam War. He married the love of his life, Karen Lovett, on Nov. 23, 1972 in Mineral Wells. Gary was a diesel mechanic, working for Halliburton and then retiring from TxDOT in 2011.

He is preceded in death by his parents, and his brother, Donald Eugene Beckham. He is survived by his wife of 47 years, two sons, Brandon and wife Jennifer of McKinney, and Justin of Los Angeles. Gary was blessed with one precious granddaughter, Madelyn Leigh Beckham, who brought much joy to his life. Also many nieces and nephews.

If so desired, memorials may be given to: The Sturge-Weber Foundation

A graveside service was held Saturday, Feb. 1, at the Elbert Cemetery in Elbert.

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