William R. Beckley, 66

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BECKLEY OBIT PIC BW William Roger “Ike” Beckley, 66, of Athens, TX, passed away unexpectedly Saturday, June 25, 2016, at his home.

Ike was born and raised near Carrollton, and was the son of the late Charles W. Beckley and Arnetta Geraldine Maple Beckley.

He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Polly Jo Gatchell Beckley; daughters, Shera-Donne Beckley Lee and April Beckley Phelps, of Bullard, TX; stepsons, Dustin (Tammy) Naylor and Troy Naylor of Dellroy; grandchildren, Naylan and Hunter Phelps, and Sierra and Tanner Lee, along with step grandchildren, Emma (Marc) Mico and their four children, and Kristopher Naylor, Kooper Naylor, and Drake, Dillon and Dalton Naylor; sisters, Shirley Beckley (Merle) Devitt, Debbie Beckley and Cathy Beckley, all of Carrollton, and Mary Lee Beckley (Jerry) Walters of Flint, TX; a brother, Ron (Norma) Beckley of Venita, OR; numerous nephews and a niece; his mother-in-law, Betty Jane Gatchell Shaw; and sisters-in-law, Debbie Gatchell (Dave) Reichert and Deana Lynn Gatchell (Mark) Kress.

Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his father-in-law, Dean Gatchell of Uhrichsville.

Ike retired from CenturyLink Telephone Company in December 2014. He will be missed dearly by all of his family, many treasured friends and his dog, DOG.

Per Ike’s request, there will be no services.