Pulliam Funeral Chapel
Oblong, Illinois


FUNERAL: 1:00 p.m. Monday September 25, 2000
Pulliam Funeral Home - Oblong

MEMORIALS: Southeastern Illinois Hospice or
Crawford County Cancer Society

Memorials may be mailed to the funeral home

Clarence L. Becktell Jr. 79, Oblong, IL. Died at 9:20 p.m. Friday September 22,

2000 at his residence. He was born on February 13, 1921 in Robinson, IL.

Clarence was the son of Clarence L. & Virgil Mae (Mikeworth) Becktell Sr.

On June 7, 1942 he married Mary J. Lackey. He was an Army Veteran

of both WWII and the Korean conflict. He was a welder with Local #157 of Terre

Haute, IN. for 38 years, retiring in 1984. Clarence was a member of Dogwood

Methodist Church rural Oblong. He was a former member of E. M. Coulter

American Legion Post # 69 Robinson and Crawford County V.F.W. Post # 4549.

Clarence is survived by his wife Mary; Son - Paul; Grandchildren - Don &

Samantha Becktell and Kevin Becktell; 1 Great Granddaughter Sarah Brasher;

1 Brother& Sister-In-Law Lawrence & Betty Jo Becktell;

1 Sister and Brother-In-Law Mary E. & Bill Miller; 2 Brothers-In-Law Stanley

Novakoski and Robert Lackey; 3 Sisters-In-Laws- Mildred Bliss,

Oma Lackey, and Wilma Miller. Clarence was preceded in death by his Parents

and 1 Sister (Norma Novakaski). Burial was in Oblong Cemetery.