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September 4, 1990
Sapulpa, Creek County, Oklahoma
PAUL D. BECKHAM
BROKEN ARROW — Services for Paul D. Beckham were today at the Broken Arrow
Assembly of god with the Revs. Tom Goins and Harry Myers officiating.’
Burial was in Floral Haven Memorial Gardens under the direction of Hayhurst
Mr. Beckham died Saturday at Saint John Medical Center, Tulsa.
He was born Nov. 1, 1925, in Okmulgee. He graduated from Broken Arrow High
School in 1943 and from Northeastern A&M College in 1948.
He served as an Oklahoma Highway Patrol trooper in the early 1950’s. He was a
former chief of police in Broken and retired as Broken Arrow’s chief building
inspector in 1989.
Mr. Beckham served in the Army from Feb. 7, 1944, to March 16, 1946. He was a
member of the Broken Arrow Assembly of God, where he served as usher and
president of the Harbor Lights Sunday School Class.
He married Lorene Lemon Coffelt May 6, 1971, in Broken Arrow.
Survivors include wife Lorene; daughters Mrs. Bob (Paula) Freeman of Tulsa, Mrs.
Rick (Karen) Metzger of Broken Arrow and Mrs. Richard (Janet) Pitts of Sapulpa;
sons Carl Coffelt of Broken Arrow and Ted Beckham of Frends Woods, Texas;
brothers M. C. Beckham of Broken Arrow and Earl Beckham of Wagoner; and five
The family has requested memorials be made to the Broken Arrow Assembly of God
Mission Department, 305 N. Main, Broken Arrow, Okla. 74012