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James Richard Beckham
1943 2024

James Richard Beckham

January 26, 1943 — January 7, 2024

James Richard Beckham, 80, of New Albany, Indiana, passed away on Sunday, January 7, 2024. He enjoyed farming and was the former owner of Silo Conversion. Jim was an avid fan of NASCAR and current member of Greater Faith Church.

He was born on January 26, 1943 in Lexington, Kentucky to Henry and Lottie (Reynolds) Beckham. Along with his parents, Jim was preceded in death by his siblings, Sid Beckham, Loretta Wainscott and Edna Palmer.

Jim is survived by his wife of over 60 years, Twilla (Fitzgerald) Beckham; children, Dedie Cooley (Bret), Shannon Beckham (Patty Hansel); brother, Dave Beckham; grandchildren, Morgan Thompson (David), Cherish Cooley, Hunter Cooley; and great-grandchildren, Skyler Dean and Everhett James.

Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 13, 2024 at Newcomer Cremations, Funerals & Receptions (3309 Ballard Lane, New Albany) with his funeral service taking place at 2:00 p.m. Burial will follow at Kraft-Graceland Memorial Park in New Albany.

Contributions in his memory may be made to Hosparus - the Community Hospice of Southern Indiana (502 Hausfeldt Lane, New Albany).

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Service Schedule

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Visitation

Saturday, January 13, 2024

11:00am - 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

Newcomer Cremations, Funerals & Receptions

3309 Ballard Lane, New Albany, IN 47150

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Service

Saturday, January 13, 2024

Starts at 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

Newcomer Cremations, Funerals & Receptions

3309 Ballard Lane, New Albany, IN 47150

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Interment

Kraft-Graceland Memorial Park

2778 Charlestown Road, New Albany, IN 47150

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