Larry G. Beckstead

October 15, 2009       

ADAMS, N.Y.    Larry G. Beckstead, 58, died Thursday evening at his home.

The funeral will be 11 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 18, at Carpenter-Stoodley Funeral Home, Belleville.  Burial will be at Lorraine Cemetery. Calling hours are 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17, at the funeral home.

Born Feb. 27, 1951, in Watertown, the son of Charles C. Beckstead and Pauline V. Thompson, both who predeceased him, he graduated in 1969 from Belleville Central School.

He married Donna June Dean in Rome, N.Y., on Aug. 11, 1973. The couple had two sons, Christopher Carmen, born Oct. 4, 1974 and Andrew Joseph, born Dec. 9, 1976. They were later divorced.

Mr. Beckstead was in business with his father during the early years of his career and were well respected contractors in the area. Larry later focused his talents on professional painting and was highly sought after in residential and commercial painting.

He enjoyed restoring antique cars and attending car shows, particularly anything to do with Ford Mustangs. He fully restored a 1946 Chevrolet pickup truck and could often be seen riding around town and in Adams parades.

Surviving are his companion, Daralee Mascle; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Christopher and Rose, Charlotte, N.C., and Andrew, Adams; grandchildren, Charles Dean, Nicholas John and Alina Rose; and a brother, Charles Gary, Adams, N.Y.  

Larry also leaves behind his beloved German Shorthaired Pointers, Bugsy and Sophie.

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Information provided by Carpenter-Stoodley Funeral Home and Newzjunky, Watertown, N.Y.