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William Roger "Ike" Beckley, 66, of Athens, passed away unexpectedly on June 25, 2016 at his home. Ike was born on April 30, 1950 to Charles W. Beckley and Arnetta Geraldine Maple Beckley. He was born and raised near Carrollton, Ohio.
Ike was preceded in death by his parents, and his father-in-law Dean Gatchell of Uhrichsville, Ohio.
He is survived by his loving wife of 39 years, Polly Jo Gatchell Beckley of Athens. Two daughters, Shera-Donne Beckley Lee and April Beckley Phelps of Bullard, Texas. Step-sons Dustin Naylor and wife Tammy, Troy Naylor of Dellroy, Ohio. Grandchildren, Naylan Phelps and Hunter Phelps, Sierra Lee and Tanner Lee. Step-granchildren, Emma Mico and Husband Marc, and their four children, also Kristopher Naylor, Kooper Naylor, Drake Naylor, Dillon Naylor and Dalton Naylor. Four sisters, Shirley Beckley Divitt and husband Merle, Debbie Beckley, Cathy Beckley all of Carrollton, Ohio, Mary Lee Beckley Walters and husband Jerry, of Flint, Texas. One brother, Ron Beckley and wife Norma of Venita, Oregon. His mother-in-law Betty June Gatchell Shaw, sister's-in-law Debbie Gatchell Reichert and husband Dave, and Deana Lynn Gatchell Kress and husband Mark.
Ike retired from CenturyLink Telephone Company in December 2014. He will be dearly missed by all of his family, many treasured friends and his dog, D O G.
There will be no services, per Ike's request.
If you would like to leave a message of condolence or light a memorial candle for the family you may do so at www.carroll-lehr.com.
Published on June 28, 2016
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