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Clyde E. Beckel Sr.
Clyde E. Beckel Sr.SpruceClyde E. Beckel Sr. 97, of Richwood, formerly of Prospect, died peacefully Wednesday morning March 13, 2019 at the Marion Manor.

He was born December 12, 1921 in Marion County to the late Harry and Lydia (Ebert) Beckel, he was also preceded in death by his wife, Ruth (Rider), they were married September 23, 1944 in LaRue and she died January 17, 2014, also preceding him in death were his siblings: James, Frank and Robert Beckel and Naomi Wyatt, and a grandson Scott Christopher Beckel.

Clyde was a 1940 graduate of the Prospect High School. He had worked as a maintenance supervisor at the former Central Soya in Marion, he also had worked at Tecumseh in Marion for 16 yrs. and along with his brother Bob, owned and operated the former B & C Pattern Shop in Marion.

Clyde was a member of the former Zion United Church of Christ in Prospect. He was a former member of the Prospect Lions Club and Masonic Lodge.

Clyde had a sharp mind and was a very hard worker. It could be said that if anything needed fixed, Clyde could do it.

He will be remembered in the Prospect and Richwood area for the thousands of his beloved Colorado Blue Spruce Trees that he planted and beautified the area. Clyde was also the original Chicken Master with the “Prospect Chicken”.
Clyde enjoyed playing pinochle, deer hunting and taking hot air balloon rides.

He is survived by his sons: Clyde Beckel Jr of Prospect and Ted Beckel of Marion
grandchildren, Kimberly (Robert) Drumm; Kristin Beckel Bentley; Eric (Katie) Beckel; a step-granddaughter, Jessica (Paul) Walling; great grandchildren, Weston Drumm, Wyatt Drumm, Keagan Bentley, Gavin Bentley, Kieran Bentley, Kailee Ridgely; step-great-grandchildren, Courtney Huffine, Nathan Blevins, Jeannie Blevins; a great-great-grandchildren, Serenity, Aria and Linkin Ridgely; a step-great-great-grandchildren, Raedyn and Brantley Huffine

Funeral services will be held Monday March 18, 2019 at 11:00 am at the Stofcheck-Ballinger Funeral Home in Richwood, Pastor Joseph Rhea will officiate, burial will follow in the Prospect Cemetery. Friends may call Sunday from 2-4 pm at the funeral home in Richwood.

The Beckel family would like to thank the staff at Marion Manor for the care Clyde had received.

If so inclined, in Clyde’s memory, please plant a Colorado Blue Spruce this year! And as Clyde would say "Keep Smiling"

Memorial gifts may be made to the Prospect Park

Condolences and remembrances may be expressed at www.stofcheck-ballinger.com

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#1 from: Keith Davids
Rotonda West, Fl.
Thu, Mar 14, 2019 at 1:32 PM

What a sad day for the present and former residents of Prospect Ohio. God bless all of you!

#2 from: Shirley Hyatt
Thu, Mar 14, 2019 at 1:44 PM

My prayers for family, Clyde was a wonderful guy and I will truly miss him.

#3 from: Becky Jacobs
Abilene texas
Thu, Mar 14, 2019 at 2:12 PM

Clyde and family. Thinking abt you. Keep the good memories alive. Miss you

#4 from: Jeff and Dianne Johnson
Thu, Mar 14, 2019 at 3:17 PM

Sorry to see the passing of Clyde Sr.  He lived a long life and was a good man.  Thinking of you.
Jeff and Dianne Johnson

#5 from: Rita Lou Rubeck Headington Parker
Richwood, Ohio
Thu, Mar 14, 2019 at 6:35 PM

Our sincere sympathy to Clyde--a kind man and a good neighbor.  Fred & Rita Lou Parker

#6 from: Steve & Holly Dexter
4230 Benzler Rd Marion
Thu, Mar 14, 2019 at 8:40 PM

Our prayers and sympathy to the Beckel family.

#7 from: johna nibert
Fri, Mar 15, 2019 at 2:47 AM

Sorry to hear of Mr Beckel passing. Enjoyed waiting on him when I worked at the Prospect bank.             Johna Nibert

#8 from: Vaughn Williams
Sarasota Florida
Fri, Mar 15, 2019 at 9:27 AM

Clyde,Ted and family

So sorry about your Dad. He was a good man. When Gary and I would go to the farm
In the summer, he taught us a lot about life
Also, how to catch chickens!!!😀😀

#9 from: Sue Clem
Fri, Mar 15, 2019 at 9:53 AM

Clyde and Ted, your parents were  great neighbors in Prospect. My mom enjoyed working with Ruth at the IGA and of course loved your Dad’s barbecue chicken. Prayers, they were special people. Sue Cramer Clem

#10 from: Jeri Hatcher Jenkins
Delaware, Ohio
Fri, Mar 15, 2019 at 2:58 PM

Many good memories of him growing up!
Always looked forward to the chicken!
Thinking of you and all the good memories!

The Hatcher Family, Norma, Judy, and Jeri

#11 from: David  and Judith Gast
Fri, Mar 15, 2019 at 9:17 PM

To: Ted , Clyde Jr. and family
We offer our sincere condolences for the loss
of your father and grandfather.
                     Dave and Judi Gast

#12 from: Glena Savage
Fri, Mar 15, 2019 at 9:45 PM

I am praying for your great loss, that God will bring healing memory to your minds and hearts. I so enjoyed Clyde at the Pharmacy when he would come in. I always waited for him to say Keep Smiling. One time, I tried to beat him to the punch, which I did and he laughed and laughed. What a precious man. God bless you

#13 from: Gary Williams
Cadillac, MI
Sun, Mar 17, 2019 at 8:15 AM

So sorry for your loss.  Remember going to Clyde’s house with brother Vaughn and Clyde making it a context of how many chickens we could catch, great fun.
Gary,son of Helen Jones Williams

#14 from: Rex Beckel
Sun, Mar 17, 2019 at 11:28 AM

So sorry for your loss. We will keep your family in our thoughts & Prayers for strength & peace.  
Sorry I can not make it over as I am battling Bronchitis
Peace & Blessings
Rex & Bonnie

#15 from: Rex Beckel
Sun, Mar 17, 2019 at 11:28 AM

So sorry for your loss. We will keep your family in our thoughts & Prayers for strength & peace.  
Sorry I can not make it over as I am battling Bronchitis
Peace & Blessings
Rex & Bonnie

#16 from: Ben Higgins
Mon, Mar 18, 2019 at 2:50 PM

Clyde was a great man. Sorry for your loss.

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