Dalzell, SC…Retired Master Sergeant Robert William Beeks, United States Air Force, age 86, beloved husband of Frankie Louise Lark Beeks, died on Friday, October 27, 2017 at NHC Healthcare of Sumter.
Born in Donalds, SC, he was the son of the late James Fred Beeks and Lettie Ruth Coleman Beeks. Mr. Beeks retired after twenty-three years of honorable service from the Air Force. While on active duty, he served during both the Korean Conflict and Vietnam War. He enjoyed gardening and watching many sports, especially, the Atlanta Braves, NASCAR and college football. He was of the Baptist Faith.
In addition to his wife Frankie, Mr. Beeks is survived by his three children: Barbara Elaine Hunter of Crestview, Florida; Robert William Beeks, Jr. of Cave Creek, Arizona; and Michael Duane Beeks and his wife Joy Lynn of University Place, Washington; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, James Fred Beeks, Jr. and three sisters, Elizabeth Frick, Myrtle Lois Davenport, and Sara Frances Gilliam.
A graveside service will be held on Thursday, November 2, 2017 at 2:00 pm in the Ft. Jackson National Cemetery, 4170 Percival Road, Columbia, SC with full military honors.
The family will receive friends on Wednesday, November 1, 2017 from 7:00-8:00 pm at Bullock Funeral Home, 1190 Wilson Hall Road, Sumter, SC.
You may go to www.bullockfuneralhome.com and sign the family’s guest book.
The family has chosen Bullock Funeral Home for the arrangements.
Bullock Funeral Home
Wednesday November 1st, 2017
7:00pm - 8:00pm
1190 Wilson Hall Road
Sumter, SC 29150
Ft. Jackson National Cemetery
Thursday November 2nd, 2017
4170 Percival Rd
Columbia, SC 29229
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Cousin Frankie, Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. With so many miles separating our families, we miss the camaraderie and fellowship you share with the South Carolina Cousins. We do wish it had been possible to be with you in person but know that we serve the same Heavenly Father and that He is right there with you today. You and your husband shared many wonderful years together and as Christians, death isn't the end. "Mourning may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning."
Your Georgia cousins, Kenneth and Ila Lark.
Submitted by Kenneth and Ila Lark on Nov 4 2017 06:19:41 PM
MSGT Beeks, today I have the honor and privilege of presiding over your funeral service at Fort Jackson National Cemetery. I do hope you don’t mind that an Army Chaplain is sounding Roll Call. We love the Air Force too. I will be here with your family and friends as they grieve your loss. But know this, I will remind them of your devotion, your strength, and your sacrifice for this country and to them-your family. I will treat them as though they were my own. God bless MSGT and may God bless your family as you have blessed the Nation with your service. –Chaplain (MAJ) Dell Harlow-Curtis, Fort Jackson, South Carolina.
Submitted by CH (MAJ) Dell Harlow-Curtis on Nov 2 2017 12:58:45 PM
Frankie, please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. I pray that God will protect you and keep you in His loving arms. Know that I will always be here for you if you ever need me. I love you my sweet sister. Thelma Shirley
Submitted by thelma shirley on Nov 1 2017 06:28:05 PM
I am sorry to hear of your family's loss of my cousin. (864-419-2797, Greenville,SC)
Submitted by Bill (Wm. Howard) Coleman on Nov 1 2017 05:17:00 PM
Rest in Peace MSGT Beeks.
CMSgt Jim Burgess
Submitted by Jim Burgess on Oct 31 2017 10:52:42 AM
To The Beeks Family: I am so sorry for your loss. I feel like I grew up with you as Barbara and I have been friends since elementary school. Even today, many years later, I still consider Barbara a close friend and have wonderful memories of our time at Craig AFB in Selma, AL. I also remember being scared to death of Sgt. Beeks. I know you are all grieving the loss of this great man but, from the experience of losing my own father in 2006, Sgt. Beeks would want you to pick yourselves up and have a happy life. I pray God's comforting presence in each of your lives. Please know we are praying for you as you go through this very difficult time. God bless.
Submitted by Leo Leddon on Oct 30 2017 10:59:15 PM
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