Ernest Beckwith

Godfrey | Friday, October 8 2021 |

Ernest H. Beckwith, 84, passed away at 9:30 am Friday, October 8, 2021, at his residence.

Born January 30, 1936, in Butler County, MO, he was the son of James Daniel Columbus Beckwith and Dottie (Ball) Beckwith.

A U.S. Army veteran, he had been employed in the decorating division of Owens-IL Glass before retiring.

On June 14, 1961, in East Alton, he married Barbara Flowers.  She survives.

Surviving also are a son, Todd (Christine) Beckwith of Granite City; daughter, Roxanna (Terry) Bynum of Swansea; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; two brothers, Daniel (Sue) Beckwith of Staunton, Doyle (Viola) Beckwith of Jackson, MO; brother and sister-in-law, Joe and Betty Flowers of Herrin; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Rickey Beckwith; four brothers; and four sisters.

Visitation will be from 4-7 pm, Tuesday, October 12 at Marks Mortuary in Wood River, where the funeral service will be conducted at 10 am, Wednesday.  Rev. David Bowman will officiate.

Burial will follow in Rose Lawn Memory Gardens in Bethalto.

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.

Obit Provided By:
Mark's Mortuary

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