Robert William Beeks



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 and sign the family’s guest book.

The family has chosen Bullock Funeral Home for the arrangements.