Bobby Louis Beckwith, 74, of Cove, passed away Sunday, February 15, 2015. He was born August 21, 1940 to the late Titus Edward Beckwith and the late Clara Ovie Burk Beckwith.
He was a farmer most of his life. He could do anything and was good at whatever he did. He was the greatest musician, very gifted. He helped everyone and was friendly to everyone he met and knew. He was loved by everyone and will be missed by everyone.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Titus and Clara Beckwith; two sisters, Margaret Beckwith and Louise Beckwith, three brothers, Titus Beckwith, Jr., Alvin Beckwith, and Jackie Beckwith.
He is survived by one sister, Lavelle Phillips of Jonesboro, Arkansas; two daughters, Lisa Beckwith and special friend, Parker Meador of Hatton, and Linda Keisling and husband Mike of Vandervoort; grandchildren Rodney Lawrence, Jr, and wife Stevie of Wickes, Amanda Alameda and husband Israel of Cove, Jessica Mayo and husband Costa of Longview, Texas, Calvin Mayo and wife Ariel of Wickes. Also his great-grandchildren absolutely lit up his heart and put a huge smile on his face. These babies are, Hunter Smith, Wyatt Ross, Matty McCarley, Brynley Mayo, Areana Alameda, Brenna Lawrence. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews, two that he loved dearly, they are Debbie Bradley and husband Steve, of Wickes, and Edward Beckwith of Cove.
He loved his children and grandchildren. He thought the world of his great-grandchildren. His eyes lit up and a chuckle in his voice when he was with them.
God needed another Angel in Heaven, so he called our “Daddy/ Popeye” home.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, February 19, 2015, 2:00 p.m. at Pleasant Grove Church of Nazarene with Brother Steve Bradley officiating. Interment will follow in the Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Cove, under the direction of the Beasley Wood Funeral Home of Mena.
Visitation will be general.
Pallbearers will be Edward Beckwith, Mike Keisling, Rodney Lawrence, Jr. Calvin Mayo, Costa Lynch, and Israel Alameda.
Honorary pallbearers are Tom McCormick and Parker Meador.