John Beckett Sr., 64, of Newcomerstown, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2011, at his residence.

He was born Jan. 10, 1947, in Martins Ferry, to the late Ernest Alexander Beckett and Della Mae (Workman) Beckett.

He was a mechanic.

On Jan. 3, 1966, he married Joyce A. (Lendon) Beckett, who survives.

He is also survived by four sons, John Allen (Mary Kay) Beckett Jr. of Newcomerstown, David Lee Beckett of Uhrichsville, Brian Keith Beckett of Newcomerstown, and Floyd Duane Beckett and companion Brenda Smith of Kimbolton; five daughters, Joanna Kay (Richard) Popadak of Newcomerstown, Kathy Ann (Monte) Montgomery of Newcomerstown, Faith Ann (George III) Reichman of New Philadelphia, Susan Lynn Beckett of Newcomerstown, and Tina Marie Beckett and companion Todd Metcalf Jr. of Newcomerstown; 26 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; four brothers, Willard Beckett and companion Jennifer Wylie of Newcomerstown, Donald (Peggy) Beckett of Uhrichsville, Raymond (Robin) Beckett of Dennison, and David (Shirley) Beckett of Tippecanoe; two sisters, Shirley (Walt) Sanders of Uhrichsville and Diana (Mark) Dickey of Port Washington; and a family friend, Jennifer Fogle of Newcomerstown.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Ernest Beckett Jr. and Bobby Beckett; and a sister, Caroline Stull.

Visitation was Thursday, Oct. 20, 2011, at the Addy Funeral Home, Newcomerstown.

Memorial contributions may be made to: Hospice of Tuscarawas County, 201 W. Third St., Dover, OH 44622; or Ohio State School for the Blind, 5220 N. High St., Columbus, OH 43214.

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