Harold G. Beckett

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Harold G. Beckett, age 85, of Bourbon, MO, passed away on Wednesday, June 26, 2019 at his home, surrounded by his family.

Harold Gene Beckett was born April 5, 1934 at Hinch, MO, the son of Mack and Leona (Compton) Beckett.  He grew up and attended country school near Hinch.  As a young man, Harold went to work with his dad at the family’s sawmill, east of Bourbon.  He always relished the outdoors and spent all of his years around timber and farming. Harold married Barbara Jean Bell on May 11, 1956 in Gainesville, TX.  To this union four children were born:  David, Michael, Donna, and Randy.  Shortly after their marriage, Harold was drafted by the US Army and served his country during part of the Korean Conlict.  He was honorably discharged in 1958.  

Harold continued to operate the sawmill while farming on the side and also built the home that they lived in and raised their family in.  He attended First Assembly of God church in Bourbon.  Harold was gifted at fixing “anything” and was known as a “jack of all trades”.  Through the years, he enjoyed fishing, hunting and woodworking.   He loved spending time with his family and especially cherished his late wife, the love of his life, Barbara Jean. 

Harold is survived by his children:  David Beckett, Randy Beckett and wife, Denise, and Donna Eoff and husband, James, all of Bourbon, MO; three grandchildren:  Erica Hernandez and husband, Robert, of CA, Blake Beckett of Bourbon, MO, and Beau Beckett of Bourbon, MO; nieces & nephews, other relatives and many friends. 

He was preceded in death by his wife, Barbara Jean Beckett; one son, Michael Beckett; his parents, Mack E. and Leona J. Beckett; and six brothers:  Oren, Fred, John, Adolph, Alvin and David Beckett.

Funeral services were conducted 11 a.m., Saturday, June 29, 2019 at Lasting Hope Assembly of God in Bourbon, MO, with Pastors Derik Ruble and Harold Harrison as the officiants.  Burial with full military honors followed in Bourbon Cemetery. 

Visitation was held from 4-8 p.m., Friday, June 28, 2019 at the Eaton Funeral Home in Sullivan.

All arrangements were under the care of the Eaton Funeral Home of Sullivan, MO. 

Condolences may be shared with the Beckett family online at www.eatonfuneralhome.com.

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