Daniel “Bit” Beckett, age 69, of Pekin, Indiana, passed away Thursday November 29, 2018 at his residence. Born on December 14, 1948 in Borden, he was the son of the late John Henry Beckett & Warrena Countress (Minton) Beckett.

Bit was a retired self-employed general contractor. He was a member of the First Christian Church in Borden.

Survivors include his wife, Lynn (Johnson) Gray Beckett of Pekin; 6 children, Stacy Colson & her husband Mike of Brazil, Indiana, Chris Gray & his wife Darcy of Borden, Danielle Morgan of Louisville, Samuel Gray of Salem, Allison Beckett of New Albany & Anson Beckett & his wife Tracy of Borden; 2 brothers, Don Beckett of Georgia & John Beckett of Pekin; 2 sisters, Joan Pixley of Pekin & Mary Brooks of Salem; 12 grandchildren & 5 great grandchildren.

Preceded in death by his parents; 4 brothers, Jim, Bob, Bill & Joe Beckett; sister, Helen McVay; 2 grandsons, Samuel Morgan & Zeke Beckett.

The funeral service will be at 11:00 AM Tuesday at the First Christian Church in Borden. Viewing will be Monday from 4-8 PM at the Hughes-Taylor Funeral Home in Borden, and Tuesday from 10:00 AM until time of service at the church. Brother Joe Franklin will officiate. Burial will be at Walnut Hill Cemetery in Borden. 

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the First Christian Church Youth.


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