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David Alan Beckley

July 27, 1976September 17, 2020
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David Alan Beckley, 44, of Flushing, died September 17, 2020. He was born July 27, 1976 in Flint, the son of Carrie Tourgee and David Lloyd. Dave was a Davison High School graduate and a long time truck driver. He was a fabulous husband, the greatest dad ever, loyal son, protective brother, awesome friend and animal lover.

Dave was a larger than life man known for his huge heart and deadpan humor. He had the patience of a saint. He always told you the truth even when it wasn’t what you wanted to hear. He never broke a promise and his hold you tight bear hugs that made everything safe & warm were beyond compare. He was a rare combination of someone who had a love of life and a firm understanding of what was important - family and fishing.

He despised liars, dumb drivers, stupid people and tomatoes (but loved ketchup). He preferred a causal wardrobe. He loved to make people laugh, taking his wife on long drives exploring back roads and out of the way restaurants, spending time with his kids doing whatever they wanted, fishing on any type of water with the people he loved the most, big 4x4 trucks, camping, hunting that elusive big buck, chasing fire trucks, planes especially jets, and fireworks. He was a bit of a pyromaniac and loved to have the biggest bonfires, burning anything and everything to make it bigger.

Dave was the best husband, dad, son, brother, friend, provider, comic relief, cook, chauffeur, fisherman, hunter, fire maker, lawn mower, land or water tour guide, and almost always started a story with “What had happened was...... ”.

He leaves behind a large family that he was very proud of, the love his life and wife, Charlet Beckley; 5 awesome children: Brianna Beckley, Jacob Kneale, Dakota, Kira, & Kayla Boxell; his loving parents: Carrie (Mum) & Sean (Pops) Tourgee, David (Dad) & Wendy Lloyd (evil step-mother); 3 of the silliest of sisters:Sarah (Pat) Beckley, Emily (Gary) Erway, & Jennifer (Matt) Tourgee; Grandmother Beverly Jackson; 2 very special nephews: Joshua Rouse & Oliver (Ode) Erway; best friend and brother, Chad & Amy (Sunshine) Guest; 2 dogs: Chevy & Wienie, 1 cat Babies; Numerous Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, special friends & coworkers.

Following his wishes his family will be holding a private immediate family only service.

A Celebration of Life will be held at the American Legion, 4314 W. Carpenter Rd., Flint, Michigan 48504, on Saturday October 3rd, 2020 at 2:00 pm.

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Eunice March

October 2, 2020

Sorry to hear of your loss.my prayers for you and your family.

Dorothy Laffrey

September 30, 2020

So sorry to hear about David’s passing. He was a friend of my boys when they went to elementary school together when we lived in Davison on Moore Street. He was the kind of little guy who tugged at my heartstrings when he would come to our back door & ask for my David. I always thought he would grow up to be the man he was. Peace be to with all of you at this very difficult time.

Beverly Jackson

September 24, 2020

Me and my first grandchild and he was a big one . I loved when he was a small child he had blonde curly hair. Then he grew up and the curls went away. I Love you so much David and your wonderful wife Charlote who has loved you so much and made you so happy.

Brian Wellman

September 24, 2020

I am so sorry for your loss, clearly a man loved. I run the obituary service for ABC12.... I read a lot of obituaries. This obituary is one of the finest I have ever read. It leaves me wishing that I had known the person, and if I knew him, that I knew him better. He clearly has an exceptional family . You have made him proud! Brian

Kathy Hurley

September 22, 2020

My heart is broken.
I have so many wonderful memories with Dave.
My thoughts and prayers are with his family.
Dave... you were and forever will be my favorite son-in-law!

Stephanie Myrick

September 22, 2020

So sorry to hear the passing of Dave, prayers to his family . I met Dave 25 years ago as a kid, we had so many good times & fun memories . He was a good man & a great friend to have, he will be missed.

Annie Lasley

September 21, 2020

Char,
No words will ever change this just hold on to the memories and smile that you had them. Go to a place you two had and sit there he is there with you. Smile talk to him. I love you. I'm here if you need me anytime don't care what time it is call me. ❤

Bill Hendley

September 21, 2020

What can I say, Dave we’ve been friends since 6th grade, and I will never forget all the trouble we caused in Mrs. Simon’s english class our sophomore year, but at the end of the day Mrs.Simon found the humor in everything we did in class and still loved us, I’m going too miss you brother, I really wish we could of reconnected sooner, love ya and miss ya
Oh by the way- Football is better than soccer!

Heather Janiski

September 21, 2020

This is so unexpected and so sad. I am so sorry for your loss. David was an awesome person and cousin. I have many memories of spending time with him and his sisters (Sarah and Emily) at our Grandpa and Grandma Beckleys’house for many Holidays /Summer occasions while up growing . I hope you feel surrounded by lots of love.
Sending healing prayers and warm hugs to everyone,
Heather(Beckley), Harry, Madison and Felicity Janiski

Robert Reynolds

September 21, 2020

Dave. Hopefully there is an unlimited amount of gas in your boat motor in heaven. Rowing across Fletchers Pond with no gas and getting destroyed by mosquitos will be a memory I'll cherish forever.

Love your brother.

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