King Morris Beckwith Sr., 83, of Moorefield, W.Va., passed away Thursday,  Dec. 31, 2020, at Mon General Hospital, Morgantown, W.Va.
Born June 17, 1937, in Petersburg, W.Va., he was a son of the late Winston Beckwith and Luella (Redman) Beckwith.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by an infant granddaughter, Staija Beckwith-Hilliard; three sisters and two brothers; and one sister-in-law, Hazel Redman.                  
King is survived by his wife of nearly 65 years, Barbara Ann (Redman) Beckwith; three sons, King M. Beckwith Jr. of Bridgeport, Conn., Tracy A. Beckwith of Winchester, Va. and Steven N. Beckwith of Morgantown; two daughters, Leota Beckwith and Cecilia Beckwith, both of Morgantown; 11 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Carol Campbell of Keyser, W.Va. and Lola Gaites of Cumberland, Md.;  and one brother,  Pastor Calvin Redman Sr. of Petersburg.
King was a dedicated truck driver and began his career at the age of 16.  He was an avid hunter and enjoyed fishing. He was a member of the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ in Petersburg. He was a city police officer in Petersburg in the late ‘80s.
Funeral services are today (Tuesday) at 1 p.m. at the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ, Petersburg, with Pastor Calvin S. Redman Sr. officiating.  Interment will be in the Maple Hill Cemetery, Petersburg.
Family will receive friends at the church from 11 a.m. until time of service.
Please be prepared to adhere to all CDC guidelines including face coverings and social distancing.
Those who wish to remember King in a special way, may make gifts in his memory to the Beckwith family, c/o Barbara A. Beckwith, 328 Spring Avenue, Moorefield, WV 26836.
Arrangements are by Schaeffer Funeral Home in Petersburg. Condolences to the family may be left at www.schaef ferfuneralhome.com.
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