Jewel Henry Beckley

Monday, September 14, 2015
Jewel Henry Beckley

Jewel Henry Beckley, 91, of Memphis, formerly of Rector, passed from this life on Saturday September 5, 2015, in Studio City, Calif. He was born on May 5, 1924, in Rector, to the late George and Jennie (Meriwether) Beckley. Mr. Beckley was a member of Barton First Southern Methodist Church where he served as a board member, was a member of the Masonic Lodge in Piggott, and served our country as a Second Class Naval Petty Officer.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and his loving wife, Ruth Margaret (McGinnis) Beckley.

Jewel is survived by one son, Gary Beckley of Memphis; two grandchildren, Roger Beckley and Tonya Beckley Todd; eight great-grandchildren, Jackson Todd, Thad Beckley, Bailey Beckley, Delaney Beckley, Ainsley Beckley, Lindley Beckley, Bella Beckley and Beckley Todd; one brother, Glendal Beckley of Rector along with a host of other relatives and friends.

"Paw-Paw" as he was known to all that knew him, left us lessons of love, faith, honesty and devotion.

Visitation was held from 1 to 2 p.m. on Sunday Sept. 13, in the Irby Funeral Home Chapel in Rector. Services followed at 2 p.m. in the chapel with Bro. Brad Gilbert officiating. Interment was in the Woodland Heights Cemetery in Rector.

Those who would like to send condolences to the family may sign the online guest book at or visit their Facebook page.