Mr. Alvin Beckham Jr. was born March 9, 1930 in Wayne County, Tennessee, the son of the late Alvin and Ima Elizabeth Watson Beckham. He was united in marriage to Epsie L. Carter Flippo on July 2, 1995. Mr. Beckham was a laborer at Murray Ohio, a proud Army Veteran, and a member of the Houston Baptist Church. Mr. Beckham departed this life on November 26, 2019 in Lawrenceburg, Tennessee at the age of 89 Years, 8 Months and 17 Days.
He is survived by his wife Epsie L. Beckham of Lawrenceburg, TN; two step-sons, Willie Flippo and wife Edith of Loretto, TN, Jerry Flippo and wife Joy of Ethridge, TN; two brothers, Billy Ray Beckham of Waynesboro, TN, Glen Beckham of Collinwood, TN; three sisters, Betty Jean Sherrill and husband Will of Waynesboro, TN, Kathryn Dement of Olive Hill, TN, Shirley Robinson and husband Doyle of Gallatin, TN. Mr. Beckham is also survived by several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Beckham was preceded in death by his first wife, Helen Beckham and a step-son Larry Flippo.
Services were held on November 29, 2019 at 1:00 PM at Shackelford Funeral Directors, Waynesboro, Tennessee, with Jerry Golden and Jerry Flippo officiating. Burial followed in the Mt. Hebron Cemetery at Collinwood, Tennessee. Shackelford Funeral Directors of Wayne County assisted the family.