James H. Becksted, 77

OSWEGO, NY – James H. Becksted, 77, a resident of Oswego Town, passed away Monday November 9, 2015, at Oswego Hospital.

James H. Becksted
James H. Becksted

Born in Oswego, he was the son of the late William and Cecilia (Ford) Becksted.

He was a US Army veteran having served with the 82nd and 101st Airborne.

He was chosen to march in the inauguration of President Eisenhower.

He retired as tower foreman for Armstrong World Industries in 1996 after 38 years.

Jim was a hobby farmer, he raised cattle, had a vegetable garden and canning.

He worked the Annual Fall Grain Harvest in Nebraska for the past 15 years.

He was a member of the Lake City Lodge # 127 for more than 50 years.

Surviving are his wife of 57 years, Lucille (Barlow) Becksted; a daughter, Mechelle (Wayne) Williams, of Central City, Nebraska; two sons, Stephen Becksted of Oswego and Mark (Patty) Becksted of Christiansburg, Virginia; a sister-in-law, Carolyn Barlow; nine grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his siblings, William Becksted, Paul Becksted, John Becksted, Margarite Horan and Elizabeth Brown.

Services will be held privately.

Nelson Funeral Home has care of arrangements.


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  1. Joanne & I are saddened and sorry for your loss.It was an honor to be a friend & co- worker to Jim. He was one of the most respected men that I ever had the privledge of meeting. We had a lot of laughs,jokes and stories we shared at work on the night shifts. What a great time we all had on our trip to Hawaii. I’m sure going to miss his raspy voice and stern look. If there is anything I can do to help you Lucille please call . Our thoughts and prayers are with You,Mechelle,Stephen.& Mark.
    RIP Jim my friend Pat & Joanne

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