The Palestine Herald, Palestine, Texas


June 28, 2014

Robert Orie Beggs

Aug. 16, 1931 to June 26, 2014

Robert Orie Beggs was preceded in death by his father and mother, Theodore R. and Hazel V. Smith Beggs; brothers, Sidney Lasiter, Philip David and Charles Custer Beggs; and sister, Belinda Jane Beggs.

He is survived by three children: Darla Kay Foster, Robert Douglas Beggs and Justin Lee Beggs; six grandchildren, Savannah Lee Beggs, Jacob Orie Beggs, Robert Samuel Barnett, Josh Randall Guthrie, Cody Robert Guthrie and Stevnie Machel Ellis; four great-grandchildren, Dakota Cole, Craig Allen, Connor Daniel Ellis and Taylon Grace Guthrie; five brothers, Billie Joe, Ted Jr., Theo “Buddy”, J.D. and Danny Joseph Beggs; and four sisters, Lola Harp, Mary Sue, Cleo McClain and Polly Matthews.

Mr. Beggs was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3907 in Palestine. He served in the Navy during the Korean War as a base firefighter with the rank of Seaman 1st Class. He also was a retired truck driver with 30 years OTR with Montgomery Ward. He enjoyed singing karaoke with friends and family.

Honored friends are R.J. Schuening — U.S.M.C. Vietnam; Harold Phillips — U.S. Army Vietnam; and “Pop” Ayo — Merchant Marines.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

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