Obituary for Merwin Beckwith
Merwin Ernest Beckwith, 92, passed away Thursday, April 6, 2017. Graveside Service: 11AM, Friday, April 14th, Tye Cemetery in Burleson. Visitation: 6-8PM, Thursday, April 13th, Mountain Valley Funeral Home. Merwin was born December 10, 1924 in Cuyler, NY to Ernest and Gertrude (Owens) Beckwith. Merwin and Jean were married on August 17, 1945 in Norwich, NY. They were married for 64 years before her passing. He retired from General Dynamics in Ft. Worth. His hobbies included woodworking, spending time with his grandchildren, and spreading the word about Jesus. He is preceded in death by his parents; wife, Dixie Jean (Hardgrove) Beckwith; and daughter, Toni Beckwith Landers. Survivors: sons, Steve Beckwith and wife, Carey of Burleson, and Stuart Beckwith and wife, Dana of Kingsland; Son-in-law, Wayne Landers of Burleson; grandchildren, Kevin Landers and wife, Yvonne, Kurt Landers and wife, Misti, Kristi Mayers and husband, Rus, Jeremy Beckwith and wife, Leah, Callie Jones and husband, Josh, Jason Beckwith and wife, Elizabeth, Stephanie Beckwith, Dustin Lewis and wife, Sammi, and Lauren Beckwith; great-grandchildren, Morgan, Madison and Maleigha Landers, Mason Landers, Makenzie Mayers, Ian and Alex Beckwith, Kinley, Karis, and Kooper Jones, Henry Beckwith, Skylar and Paige Lewis; Great-great-children, Brayleigh Landers; brother, E.A. Beckwith of Crowley; twin sister, Merie Kenyon of McDonough, NY; numerous nieces, nephews, extended family, and friends.