Colonel Charles H. Beckman, U.S. Army retired, age 86, passed away peacefully in his Hagerstown, MD home Sunday, October 3, 2021 with family members by his side.
Born September 3, 1935 in Eglon, WV, he was the son of Herman and Bessie (Henline) Beckman. He was known as "Smokey" in his youth and was a talented all-star athlete. He married his high school sweetheart, Sally, in 1954 and several years later enlisted in the U.S. Army. He served honorably and received many commendations, including 2 Bronze Service Stars, before retiring in 1988 after 33 years of service to his country.
He had multiple interests but his passion was playing golf. Known as Charlie in adulthood, he could be found on the golf course 2-3 times a week. Anyone who knew him knew that he was a truly caring man. He loved his wife, children and grandchildren, community and his country.
He was predeceased by his loving wife, Sally (Marion S. Myers), daughter Brenda Beckman, Grandson Justin Wade, and Brother Harold Beckman.
His is survived by his daughters; Patti Meyer and spouse Joe, Pam Beckman and spouse Joe Kucharski, Son Chip Beckman, Grandson Colton Beckman, Brother; Bud Beckman and Sister Elaine Stemple and spouse Dan.
Charles will be greatly missed by his family, neighbors, and golf buddies at the Greencastle Golf Club.
Funeral services will be private and held at the convenience of the family.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Hospice of Washington County, 747 Northern Ave., Hagerstown, MD 21742, or American Cancer Society, 1393 Progress Way #908, Eldersburg, MD 21784.
Online condolences can be made at www.rsthvn.com.