Born Feb. 2, 1927, in Oklahoma City, Okla., son of the late Oren and Ida Hodo Beckham, he was a U.S. veteran, a heavy equipment operator and a member and former trustee of the Beechwell General Baptist Church in Campbell, Mo.
On Oct. 18, 1945, he married Lindy Lou Losh, who preceded him in death on Jan. 16, 1993. He later married Mary Pauline Davis on Sept. 19, 1996, who survives.
He was preceded in death by one sister and three brothers, Dwight, Pleas and Ezra Beckham.
Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 2, at the Landess Funeral Home in Malden.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Monday, Nov. 3, at the Landess Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Gary Gelsinger officiating.
Burial will follow in the Elder Cemetery at Campbell.