Ronald Lee Beckner, Sr.
Ronald Lee Beckner, Sr., 72, of Weatherford, passed away at his home on January 20, 2020. A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, 2:00 PM, January 22, 2020, at Galbreaith Pickard Funeral Chapel in Weatherford.
Ron was born on September 30, 1947, in Springfield, IL to Robert and Mary Beckner. He graduated Lanphier High School in 1965 then soon joined Springfield Auxiliary Police Department and became the Chief. He then joined the Sangamon County Sheriffs Department as a Correctional Officer. He retired as a lieutenant after 28 years, receiving the Medal of Honor, and 2 Medals of Valor; as well as many other awards and certificates. He was highly respected among his fellow officers and inmates. He was very passionate about golf, a huge fan of Star Trek, adored by his family, friends, and his dog, Angel.
Ron is survived by his daughter, Susan Robbins and husband Todd, of Weatherford; son Ronald Beckner, Jr. and husband, Ryan of Fort Worth; sister, Donna Self, of Springfield, IL; 2 grandchildren, Rebekah and Pamdora; and 4 great-grandchildren, Issabelle, Kayden, Elena, and Fiona.
Published on January 21, 2020


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Michael F HERDT
Jan 22, 2020
From A Friend and Co Worker. You was a very awesome Guy and will miss you brother. You was loved by many and will never be forgotten.. Always had a quirky Joke for me and if I had a problem you would help me.. RIP Brother and Fly with the Star Trek Fleet in the skies..Salute Brother. RIP RON BECKNER
Susan Thompson
Jan 22, 2020
Your father, Ron, was a very special person...thoughtful, considerate, kind and could always be counted on; in both the work place & as a friend. Thankful to have met him in 1985 & for the 21+ years of working with him.
He spoke often of his love for his children & grandchildren...