Gordon Junior Beckett

Gordon Junior Beckett, 83, of Mooresville, N.C., passed away on Monday, April 22, 2013 at his residence surrounded by his loving family.

He was born on November 24, 1929 on Green Bench, Mt. Magazine, AR, to the late John and Myrtle Chapman Beckett.

He was retired from Union Sugar after 30 years of service. He was a member of The Word of Hope Full Gospel Church in Mooresville, N. C. He was a very talented musician and loved to play in his church.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 29 years, Bobbie Beckett; sisters, Lizzie Nelms, Ethel Ezell, and Zola Cotton; and a brother, Ward Beckett.

A memorial service was held at noon on Saturday, May 11, 2013 on Mount Magazine with burial of his remains following at Corley Cemetery.

He is survived by his children, Debby Friddle and husband, Dub, Gary Beckett, Adale Tepper and husband, Mark, David Beckett, James Beckett and wife, Lynn; brother, Floyd Beckett and wife Vonda; 17 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. He is also survived by special friends and his church family.