Bobby Beckett

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The horn has sounded and the final whistle blown for Coach Bobby Beckett, 75, of Centre, Alabama who passed away on April 13, 2016. Mr. Beckett was a member of the Centre First Methodist Church. Mr. Beckett was a graduate of Winterboro High School and Livingston State University (currently West Alabama). He was a proud Vietnam veteran and served in 1967-68. Mr. Beckett was happiest when teaching and coaching high school sports. He coached at West Jefferson, Ragland, Cherokee County, Gaylesville, Collinsville, Gadsden City and Chattooga High Schools. He truly loved every school, community, student and fellow teacher and had a great passion for the education field. Mr. Beckett's career was highlighted by winning two state-championships at Cherokee County High School. Baseball State Runner up at Ragland, assistant Basketball State Runner up at Ragland and football runner up as an assistant at Cherokee County High. Mr. Beckett was apart of 471 wins in football, baseball, track, boys and girls basketball. Mr. Beckett helped start or restart baseball at Cherokee County, Ragland and Gaylesville, as well as, girls basketball at Cherokee County. In 2009, he was elected to the Cherokee County Sports Hall of Fame and the high school baseball field at Cherokee County is named after him. Bobby Beckett is survived by his wife of 52 years, Peggy; son, Alan Beckett; daughter-in-law, Amanda Beckett; grandchildren, Madison Beckett, Tallie Beckett and Fletcher Beckett. Mr. Beckett was preceded in death by his parents, Louis and Ada Harwell Beckett; his brothers, Dustin Maddox, Eugene Maddox and a sister, Nova Maddox Swint. Memorials may be made to the Centre First Methodist Church and . Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Friday April 15, 2016, at Centre 1st United Methodist Church Edge, where he will lie-in-state an hour prior to service time, with burial to follow at Cherokee Memory Gardens. The family will accept friends from 5 until 8 p.m. today at Perry Funeral Home. Perry Funeral Home Directing
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Published in The Anniston Star on Apr. 14, 2016
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