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Roy Dale Beckwith

Roy Dale Beckwith, age 75, of Dearing, Kansas passed away peacefully at his home on Monday, November 27, 2023. 


Roy was born on March 5, 1948, in Wann, Oklahoma, a loving husband, funny dad, talented machinist, and creative soul, Roy lived life to the fullest with his heart full of joy and hands full of tools. He was drafted into the United States Army where proudly served his country in Vietnam, Roy transferred into the Army National Guard and served a total of 23 years when he retired with an honorable discharge.


Roy spent his professional life at Acme Foundry, where he honed his skills as a machinist and retired after 42 years of dedicated service. Despite the hard work, he never lost his sparkle, often lightening the mood with a joke or a kind word. Most importantly, Roy was a loving family man. He was a devoted husband to his wife, Joann Beckwith, whom he married on March 26, 1971. Their love story was one for the ages, enduring and inspiring.


Roy was more than just a machinist. He was a jack-of-all-trades, with a knack for making and rebuilding things, working on small motors, and leatherworking. His talent for drawing was unmatched, and his creativity shone through everything he did. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge in Edna, Kansas, where he brought a sense of camaraderie and joy. But it was not just his hobbies and skills that made Roy special. It was his love for life and people. His home was often resounded with laughter as he hosted friends and family, telling jokes and sharing stories. Roy liked to fill his days with fishing, hunting, and leatherworking.


Roy is survived by his wife, Joann Beckwith of the home, his children, Dalenia Adame or Florida, Melissa Annette Beckwith of Coffeyville Kansas, and Kristi Beckwith of Coffeyville, Kansas, one grandchild, his siblings, Gary Beckwith of Coffeyville, Kansas, Frank Tosh of Coffeyville, Kansas, Tony Tosh of Edna, Kansas, Michael Tosh of Tyro, Kansas, and Elizabeth Tosh of Bristow, Oklahoma, along with numerous extended relatives and many friends.  They will remember him for his humorous side and unconditional love. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jim and Anna Bell Tosh, and his sisters, Robin Hansen and Laura Douglas.


Following Roy's wishes, cremation has taken place under the direction of David W. Barnes Funeral Home in Coffeyville, Kansas.  No public services are scheduled at this time.  The family suggests memorial contributions can be made to the American Diabetes Association; these may be left with the funeral home or mailed in care of David W. Barnes Funeral Home 306 N. Cline Rd. Coffeyville, KS 67337. 


Roy's love, laughter, and legacy will continue to live on in those who knew him, loved him, and were loved by him. We invite you to share your memories of Roy, his jokes, his tales, and his creations on his memorial page at   Your photos will serve as a reminder of the joy and laughter he brought into our lives.



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