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John Thomas “Uncle Jack” Beckham

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Funeral services for Mr. John Thomas “Uncle Jack” Beckham, age 101 of Hico, will be held at 10:00 AM Tuesday, July 3, 2012 at Harmony Chapel United Methodist Church in Hico. Rev. Chris Thomas and Rev. Roy Moore will officiate the service. Burial will follow in Harmony Chapel Cemetery in Hico under the direction of Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Ruston.

Mr. Beckham was born December 11, 1910 in Hico to James Thomas Beckham and Mary Eliza Lear Beckham. He died June 28, 2012 in Homer. Mr. Beckham was a veteran of WWII and served his country in the US Army. He ran a meat packing plant and also made and sold cane syrup. In his spare time, Mr. Beckham enjoyed fishing, playing guitar and singing. He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters: Mildred Stepp and Nancy Brooks and three brothers: Aldon Beckham, Garland Beckham and Roy Beckham.

Mr. Beckham is survived by two sisters: Willie Mae Millinger of Tracy, California and Ruby Barnett of Dubach as well as numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews and great great nieces and great great nephews; a host of friends and care givers and special friends Brenda and Don Odom.

Pallbearers will be Ronnie Beckham, Larry Barnett, Jim Ferguson, Gene Foster, David Fowler and Jay Faircloth-Landry. Visitation will be held Monday, July 2, 2012 from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM at Harmony Chapel Methodist Church in Hico. To leave a memorial message for the family, please visit www.owensmemorialfuneralhome.com.

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