Russell Melvin Beckett Jr., 79, of Danville, WV passed away January 1, 2022.
He was born February 9, 1942 in Hurricane, WV and was a son of the late Russell Melvin Beckett Sr. and Berta Starcher Beckett. In addition to his parents he was reunited with his wife of over 40 years, Gail; and his sister Barbara Johnson.
Melvin loved the outdoors, his dog Lady Bird, reading his Bible and Shepherds Chapel. He was a veteran of the Army National Guard and retired from Special Metals in Huntington, WV.
He is survived by daughter, Christine (Chris) Powers of Danville; brothers, Blaine (Mary) Beckett, Landis Beckett, Glen Beckett and David Beckett; two granddaughters, Aaliyah and Presley; very close friend and cousin, Walter Allen; special daughters, Crystal Gillispie and Rebeca Milhoan; and special grandchildren, Chasity, Cassidy, Carter, and Ensley.
Service will be 2 p.m. Friday, January 7 at Handley Funeral Home in Danville, WV with visitation one hour prior to the service. Burial will follow in Memory Gardens on Low Gap Road, Madison, WV.
If you are unable to attend the service, you can watch the service at this link https://youtu.be/-xX78UtQlj0