Larry A. Beckford, age 79, of Fostoria, Ohio passed away peacefully on Tuesday (February 9, 2021) at the Hospice Care Center in Findlay, Ohio surrounded by his loving family. He was born on January 6, 1942 in Portage, Ohio to the late Wayne & Margaret (Smith) Beckford. He married Susan L. Earl on January 28, 1968 in Michigan.
Surviving is his loving wife of 53 years, Susan; sons, Curtis (DeeDee) Beckford of Fostoria, Ohio; Terry (Pam) Beckford of Bloomdale; Larry Beckford of Bradner, Ohio; sisters, Linda (Norm) DeLine of Georgia, Mary Margaret Beckford of Put-in-Bay; grandchildren, Cody, Chelsea, Levi, Sierra, Brandi, Harlee, MaKayla, Morgan, Mattison, Joey; great-grandchildren, Ella, Fabien, Mya, Carter, Alekye, London, Piper, Bristol, Gage, Joesy. He was preceded in death by his parents, Wayne & Margaret; brothers, infant Robert, Lee.
Larry was a 1960 Graduate of Bowling Green High School. He went to work at a machine operator at Union Carbide where he retired in 1995 after 23 years. He was a life time member of the NRA. He enjoyed hunting, but his greatest joy in life was spending time with all his grandchildren and family.
Friends will be received from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM on Saturday, February 13, 2021 at Barndt Funeral Home in Wayne, Ohio where a Celebration of Life Service will begin at 1:00 PM Saturday with Pastor Larry Hatfield officiating. Immediately following a bereavement luncheon will be held at the Albert Bowe American Legion Post #338 in Bradner. Burial will be in Graham Cemetery at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to the Elmwood Athletic Boosters. Due to Covid-19 masks will be required and social distancing will be observed. On-line condolences may be made to Larry’s family at www.barndtfuneralhome.org