Larry Robert “Buckwheat” Beckett of Sallisaw, OK passed from this life on December 4, 2020 in Webbers Falls at the age of 70.
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Born September 9, 1950 in Gravette, Arkansas he was the son of George Robert and Jocyle Beckett. He worked for many years as a truck driver and was a master diesel mechanic. After his retirement he was a farmer for Conrad Farms up until his death. Larry was an avid hunter and he loved guns. He was a jokester and enjoyed making friends and family laugh. He absolutely adored his grandchildren and his pets, his pig Sissy and his dog Bullseye. Larry was loved by everyone and he always had a smile on his face.
Larry is survived by one daughter, Charlee Ballard and husband Dakota of Muskogee; one sister Julie Beckett, of Neosho, MO; five grandchildren Darren Shanks of Webbers Falls and Jordan Beckett, Liston Bell, Jeter and Carter Ballard all of Muskogee. He was preceded in death by his son Shane Beckett his parents and life partner Sonya Liston.
Funeral services will be 2:00 pm Wednesday December 9, 2020 at Green Valley Baptist Church with Pastor Andy Webb officiating. Viewing will be Tuesday from 10:00 am to 8:00 pm at the Agent Millsap Event Center in Gore. Interment will be in Gravette, AR at a later date. Services are under the care and direction of Lescher-Millsap Funeral Home.