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Berry Funeral Home

3704 Chapman Highway, Knoxville, TN

OBITUARY

Reba Almeda Beckner

December 26, 1925May 12, 2020
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Reba Almeda Beckner, age 94 of Knoxville, Tennessee, went to be with the Lord, Tuesday, May 12, 2020 at home surrounded by family. She graduated from beauty school and was a stay at home mom. Reba loved to travel. She and husband Clarence went on many trips with best friends, Bill and Wanda Hickle. Reba was a member of the South Knoxville Community Center for many years. Reba and Wanda still attended water exercise classes three times per week. Reba loved all her wonderful pool friends and of course Chuck the instructor. She is preceded in death by her parents, Robert "Lum" Dyer and Stella Gammon Dyer; husband, Clarence Edward Beckner; children, Linda Jean Beckner and Robert "Bobby" Carrol Beckner; siblings, Eva Odom, Bessie Hammock, Nannie Hickle, Josie Dixon, Lucy Teffeteller, Irene Sutton, Ruth Acuff and Ed Dyer.

Reba is survived by her sons, Toby Beckner (Marilyn), Ricky Beckner (Lucille) and daughter in-law, Jackie Beckner; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Due to the current restrictions related to Covid-19 Pandemic, friends may come by the funeral home to sign the guestbook and pay their respects on Thursday, May 14, 2020 from 1:00 PM until 7:00 PM. Family will be present at the funeral home from 4:00 PM until 7:00 PM. Graveside service will be, Friday, May 15, 2020, at 12:00 noon at Asbury Cemetery. Graveside service to be streamed live on Berry Funeral Home's Facebook page. Online condolences may be left at www.berryfuneralhome.com.

Services

  • Call of Convenience

    Thursday, May 14, 2020

  • Graveside Service

    Friday, May 15, 2020

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ALICE SMITH

May 15, 2020

Reba will be sorely missed by all who knew her. My condolences to her friends and family. Alice Smith-“Pool friend”

Patti Corbitt

May 15, 2020

Reba had her own spot in the pool, and no one ever tried to take it. We would laugh and remind each other to move over if she was a little late. At 9:00 AM sharp, every Monday-Wednesday-Friday, she would start class with a loud “Lets sway!” So many times, one of would say, “When I grow up, I want to be Reba.” We admired her, loved her, and laughed with her. She will be sorely missed.

Karen & Mike Scott

May 14, 2020

We are so sorry for the loss of Mawma. She was a precious sweet lady. Love you all.

Pam Nichols

May 14, 2020

I am so sorry. I loved Reba. She was a very special woman. RIP, Sweet Lady. That beautiful smile will be missed.

Danny & Darlene Swaggerty

May 14, 2020

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends.

John and Sharon Tillison

May 13, 2020

Our condolences, thoughts, and prayers to you and all your family, Toby. We never got the opportunity to meet your mom, but she must have been wonderful to have such a great son like you.

Take care, friend.
John and Sharon Tillison

Telissa Paine

May 13, 2020

My sweet (great) Aunt Reba, oh how I'll miss that smile!! She loved to tell me that when she would babysit me as a toddler that she would sing to me and I would shake my head, no! She would just laugh! I loved going up to her house to play Charlie's Angels with my sister Tracy and Katrina. We had so much fun. She was always, ALWAYS good to me! She loved me, my kids, her family. I will miss her!! When I saw her and visited I felt comfortable and I would see a glimpse of my Grandma. Now they are together! 💕 Go rest high Aunt Reba!! Until we meet again!!

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