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.