Herman W. Becknell

July 29, 1916 - January 28, 2010

Mr. Herman W. Becknell, age 93, passed away January 28, 2010, at his residence in McKinney. He was born July 29, 1916, to Wallace and Lennie (Bush) Becknell in Caddo Mills, Texas. He married Elouise White March 1, 1937. Herman was an active member of Waddill St. Baptist Church in McKinney. He is survived by his sister, Mildred Lee; son, Connie Becknell and his wife, Shirley; grandchildren, Randy Vaughan and his wife, Brenda, Debbie Mooney and her husband Chris, Mika Spencer, Brad Vaughan, and Lance Vaughan and his wife, Karen; great-grandchildren, Brandi and Keith Vaughan, Ronna Self, Whitney and Wesley Vaughan; and numerous other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his wife, Elouise Becknell; daughter, Robbie Vaughan; grandson, Steven Becknell; brothers, George, Earl and Howard Becknell; and sister, Nellie Shelton. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, January 31, 2010, in the Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Chapel with Bro. Woody Wilson officiating. Interment will follow at Ridgeview Memorial Park. The family will receive friends for a visitation from 6:00-8:00 p.m., Saturday at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home.

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I had the privilege of spending time with him,Elouise&Robbie on Beenie Baby hunts. He enjoyed I beleive more than we did if that is possible. He was such an interesting man and I loved his stories.He would tell me all the time he had a good life and he did.We will miss him greatly missed. But we know he is happy to be with his family.God Bless All of You. Cynthia & Wayne Jenkins, February 7, 2010 I didn't know Mr. Becknell very well, but I did want to share my memories with the family. My grandparents lived on Tennessee St.,they were the Shipman's. Walker's service station was right beside their house. I remember seeing Mr. Becknell at the station all of the time. When my grandparents would get a phone call, he would call them to the phone there at the station. They didn't have a telephone. This was back in the '50's. He will be missed on this earth, but the comfort comes in that you will be with him again soon. May God give you comfort! The dead in Christ will rise first. Then we...shall be caught up together with them. 1 Thess. 4:16-17 Carolyn (Hankey) Allison, February 6, 2010 We remember Mr. Becknell and especially the Vaughn family. Sorry for you loss. Ted & Carolyn Brady, February 6, 2010 I was very sorry to hear of Mr. Becknell's passing. I remember him and Mrs. Becknell when I was a teenager and going to King Memorial Baptist Church. He sold Bill one of his first cars. Robbie and I were very good friends. He was a fine Christian man. Our thoughts and prayers are with Connie and all of his family at this time. Mollie & Bill Self Mollie Honea Self, February 2, 2010 The thing I will miss the most are the long drives me and Papaw used to take. We would be gone for hours and nobody knew where we were, driving around from town to town just to get away for awhile. You were the love of my life and will be greatly missed! Brandi Vaughan, February 1, 2010 Connie, my memories go way back when I was young and we all attended King Memorial Baptist Church and we would have Sunday dinner at your house on Hwy. 380. I am so sorry that I did not know of his passing although Mother and Daddy had kept me up with with health problems. My prayers will be with the family and I know he will be missed but he is now in heaven with Elouise, Robbie and Steven and if there are Lincolns in heaven I'm sure he will have one. Sandra Hall Godwin, February 1, 2010 I had the privilege to be part of the Becknell family for thirty nine years. He was my father-in-law and a great friend. Herman and Elouise treated me as ther own son. There are a lot of fond memories in the Becknell family. They both will be in my heart forever. Love, Jimmy Jimmy Vaughan, February 1, 2010 Great man who will be miss! I remember seeing him at the church we used to go to years back Waddill St ! Just wanted to let the family know my family is thinking of you and your in our prayers god bless Keith Dillard & Family, January 31, 2010 I remember Herman from when my Dad (Leroy Lorance) had service stations around McKinney. Seemed that if Dad moved from one station to another, Herman followed. My thoughts and prayers are with the family. He seemed to always be a great guy when I was around him. June Lorance Gibson, January 30, 2010 I am so sad to hear of your loss. What a precious man! Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you all. Denice Burnside Webb, January 30, 2010 We were sorry to hear of Mr. Becknell's passing. He and Ms Becknell were always good to us while we were members of Waddill Street. He will be greatly missed. Joe and Kathy Bledsoe, January 30, 2010 I have know Herman almost all my life. My first recolection of him was when he worked for Mr Jenkins at a station on east Lousianan in McKinney about where McDonald street is now. I always enjoyed visiting with him and remembering the old days here in McKinney He was a good friend asas was the rest of his familey. We also had the same birthday, July 29th. He will be misssed by all who knew him. WA Richardson W A Richardson, January 30, 2010 A great neighbor and friend. JoAnn Ussery, January 30, 2010 The Family of Mr. Becknell I am sorry for your loss. I have memories of Mr. Becknell @ his Sinclair Service Station on Hwy 380/Bradley St..(when it was called Hwy 24) I grew up on Bradley St. and me & my brothers/sisters would ride our bikes to his station to air up our tires. He was so plesant and helpful to us kids. God Bless you and your Family. Becky Henderson Elkins, January 30, 2010 I have known Herman since 1956. I bought my second car off of Herman when he was working for George Jones. For the last 33 years since I have been in the car business I have sold Herman numerous cars and bought cars from him. He has always been fair with me. You couldn't ask for a better friend. When he told you something it was that way. He was always a frequent visitor to our gospel singings. Quite a loss for me. I always counted him my No.1 friend. Wayne Betterton, January 29, 2010