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W. Thomas Beckett

April 30, 1934 ~ March 23, 2020 (age 85)


William Thomas "Tom" Beckett, age 85, formerly of Thornville, Ohio, passed away on March 23, 2020 at Wesley Ridge Retirement Community. Tom was born April 30, 1934 to the late Cecil and Elsie (Kelley) Beckett in Newark, Ohio. He is a retired United Methodist Minister. Thomas was a member of the Master Gardeners, Ohio and North American Lily Societies, Ma and Pa Railroad Historical Society, B&O Historical Society. He is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Louise Beckett; children, Suzette Beckett, Mindee (Don) Wright, Stuart Beckett; grandchildren, Maggie (William) Paskett, Don Wright; sister, Anna Mack; nieces and nephews, Kim, Dennis, Brian, Jennifer Mack; great nephew, Ryan Delahanty. A memorial service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Thomas's memory to a conservation group of your choice. Online condolences available at

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