Herman E. Beckett

Herman E. Beckett, 72, of Stow and formerly of Wadsworth, died unexpectedly June 22, 2019, at his residence.

Herman was born May 30, 1947, in New Martinsville, W.Va., to Herman and Sylvia (née Schoonover) Beckett, graduated from Hannibal River High School with the class of 1965 and served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. He worked for several years for PCA and PPG, but he spent most of his career as a cement truck driver for Medina Supply, retiring in 2008.

Herman had a big heart and loved being able to help and make others happy. He enjoyed going to the casinos, playing euchre with family and friends and watching NASCAR. He was an avid sports fan and even went to three NCAA tournament, as well as to the Ohio State vs. Alabama 2015 Sugar Bowl in New Orleans with his family. He enjoyed the family trips traveling around the country and will be remembered for his joy of teasing people and giving everyone nicknames.

He is survived by his son, Ryan (Amber) Beckett, of Wadsworth; fiancée, Pattie Fryman, of Cuyahoga Falls; brother-in-law, V. Lee (Betty) Winchell, of Rittman; two grandchildren, Ryan Beckett Jr., of Delaware, and Cheyene Beckett; nieces and nephews, Sherry (Kevin) Hall, of Reader, W.Va., Jason (Dara) Winchell, of Copley, Lisa Winchell, of Rittman, and Renee Cornell, of West Virginia; mother-in-law, Audrey Winchell, of Rittman; and his fiancée’s children, Brad (Kathy) Fryman, of New York City, Dustin (Jennifer) Fryman, of Chicago, and Mark Fryman, of Cuyahoga Falls.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Phyllis J. Beckett; infant son, Scot Beckett; sister and brother-in-law, Doris (Robert) Cornell; and nephew, Bobby Cornell.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758516, Topeka, KS 66675-8516.

Auble-Gillman Funeral Home handled arrangements.

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