Ray BecknellROCK HILL - Mr. Oscar Ray Becknell, 82, passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013, at his home. A memorial service will be 11 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 6, 2013, at Greene Funeral Home Northwest Chapel, with the Rev. David McManus officiating. Burial will be in Lakeview Memory Gardens in York, S.C. Born in York, Mr. Becknell was a son of the late T.O. Becknell and the late Blanche Wallace Becknell. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War and served 13 years in the National Guard Reserves. He was retired from Celanese Corporation of America in 1988 and was a member of the York Masonic Lodge #385. He was preceded in death by his son, Michael Ray Becknell and his sister, Ann Adkins. Surviving are his wife, Jacquelyn "Jackie" Willingham Becknell; his daughter, Robin Becknell of Rock Hill; his sons, Brian Jeffrey Becknell (Linda) and Duncan Scott Becknell (Donna), both of Rock Hill; his sisters, Evelyn Blair of York and Gladys Blake of Rock Hill; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends from 9 to 10:30 a.m. (prior to service) on Friday, Dec. 6, 2013, at Greene Funeral Home Northwest Chapel, 2133 Ebenezer Road, Rock Hill. Condolences may be made at www.greenefuneralhome.net.
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Published in The Herald on Dec. 5, 2013