Virgil Beckham



Virgil Beckham, 80, of Joaquin, passed away Tuesday, November 20, 2018, in Center.

Funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, November 24, 2018, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with Rev. Eric L. Garrett and Rev. Joe Walker officiating. Interment will follow at Johnson Cemetery in Joaquin.  Visitation will be held one hour prior to service.

Mr. Beckham was born December 24, 1937, in Joaquin, to Howard Beckham and Grace Guy Beckham. He retired from the City of Houston as a Chief Structural Inspector.  Mr. Beckham was a member of Logansport Missionary Baptist Church in Logansport, Louisiana.


He is survived by

Wife: Ola B. Beckham of Joaquin, Texas

Denise Garrett and husband, Eric, of Lake Village, Arkansas
George Beckham, Jr. and wife, Ashley, of Bullard, Texas
Cara Kneisly and husband, Craig, of Katy, Texas

Amanda Gibson
Hannah Gibson
Landen Beckham
Chase Kneisly
Ciara Kneisly
Brylee Beckham
Bransen Beckham

Great Grandchildren:
Isabella Kate

Martha Daw
Nora Vaughn
Grace Grille

Preceded in death by
Wife: Melba Beckham

Pallbearers will be Daniel Bradley, Brandon Kessler, Chase Kneisly, Landen Beckham, Bryan Gibson and Cameron Gibson.  Honorary pallbearers will be Paul Brooks, Rushing Lambert and Ricky Daw.


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