A member of the Watertown Church of Christ and a graduate of Watertown High School, Mr. Beckwith was a charter member of the Watertown Lions Club, a member of the American Legion, VFW and Big Brothers. He was active with the Watertown Meals-On-Wheels program for many years and served as a Waterman City Alderman.
The family will receive friends 2-8 p.m. Thursday and prior to the funeral on Friday. Services will be conducted by Brother Tim Robinson, burial will follow at the Hearn Hill Cemetery.
Survivors include: niece Sandra Kay Word of Watertown and nephews Glen (Judy) Beckwith of Brush Creek and Ralph (Fay) Beckwith of Donelson; sister-in-law Lois Beckwith of Watertown and several other relations.
Watertown's Hunter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.