GILBERTSVILLE — Gary “Bo” Beckett, 79, of Gilbertsville, Kentucky, formerly of Lawrenceburg, Indiana, passed away at 9:38 a.m. Tuesday, April 9, 2013, at Baptist Health Paducah.
He was a member of the American Legion Gilbertsville Post 144. He was a veteran of the United States Navy having served in the Korean War. He was of Baptist faith. He worked for American Electric Power at I & M in Lawrenceburg, Ind., and Cook Coal Terminal in Metropolis, Ill., for a combined 38 years.
He is survived by his wife, Shirley Mae Mitchell Beckett of Gilbertsville, Ky.; his children, Sallee Beckett Wilson and husband Mark of Murray, Ky., Cathy Beckett Uhlman and husband DeWayne of Greendale, Ind., Steven James Beckett and wife Ann of Sharpe, Ky., and Nancee Beckett Miller and husband Tim of Benton, Ky.; grandchildren, Zachery Oswalt, Lauren Oswalt Carr, Garrett Uhlman, Brock Uhlman, Brandon Uhlman, Paige Beckett, Sydney Beckett, Carson Beckett, Haylee Miller, Lexee Miller and Whitnee Miller; and one brother, Robert Thomas Beckett of Estero, Fla.
He was preceded in death by one grandson, Samuel Justin Oswalt; two brothers, William Beckett and Buddy Beckett; sisters, Daphne Polland and twin sister, Mary Esther Cuneo. His parents were James Thomas Beckett and Edith Baylor Beckett Bennett.
Friends may call at 4:00 p.m. Thursday, April 11, 2013, at Filbeck-Cann & King Funeral Home and Crematory.
Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. Saturday, April 13, 2013, at Fitch Denney Funeral Home, 455 Ridge Avenue, Lawrenceburg, Indiana 47025. Graveside services will be at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, April 13, 2013, at Greendale Cemetery in Greendale, Indiana.
In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to be made to Grampas’s favorite sports organizations: Lawrenceburg High School Boys Soccer Program or Irvington Preparatory Academy Soccer Team.