James Beckman

Obituary of James Claude Beckman

James Claude "Jim" Beckman, 71, of Terra Alta, WV, peacefully passed away Friday, March 22, 2024, at Garrett Regional Medical Center in Oakland, MD, with his loving wife by his side.


Born May 26, 1952, in Oakland, MD, Jim is a son of the late Claude Franklin and Almeda Ellen (Murphy) Beckman.


Jim proudly served in the United States Army as Military Police in Frankfurt, Germany. He retired from Garrett County Public Utilities and was currently employed at Alpine Lake as a security guard. Jim was a past member of the Deer Park Sportsman's Club and current member of the Deer Park VFW post 10077. He was an animal lover, caring for his goats, horse, chickens, and dogs, Roxy, Bella, and Tator. Jim also was an old model tractor enthusiast, especially Internationals, and was a fanatic about  CB radios going by the handle "Jungle Jim" for years.


Jim is survived by his wife, Brenda (Curry) Beckman; brother, Wayne Beckman and wife, Janie; sisters, Judy Sweitzer and husband, Dave, Sue Wolf and husband, Lee, Donna Tasker and husband, D.L., and Barbie Poffenberger and husband, Eddie; brother-in-law, Bradley Curry and wife, Maggie; several nieces and nephews; and great nieces and nephews.


In addition to his parents, Jim is preceded in death by his sisters, Leona Sweitzer and husband, "Porge", Mary Simms, and Sally Hardesty.


To honor Jim's wishes, the Arthur H Wright Funeral Home in Terra Alta, WV will be providing cremation services.


Friends and family may call at the Arthur H Wright Funeral Home on Saturday, April 6, 2024, from 11:00 am until the 1:00 pm time of service with Pastor Sam Moon officiating. Full Military Honors will be provided by the Garrett County Honor Guard and the WVANG Honor Guard.


Condolences may be extended to the family online at www.arthurwrightfuneralhome.com

A Memorial Tree was planted for James
We are deeply sorry for your loss ~ the staff at Arthur H Wright Funeral Home
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