BUCKHANNON — Marlin Dwain Beckner, 79, of Buckhannon, died Thursday, April 13, 2017 at his home in Buckhannon. He was born April 9, 1938 in Buckhannon, a son of the late John and Freda Robinson Beckner. On Aug. 10, 1956 he married Margaret Jane Auskings who preceded him in death on Oct.21, 2003. In addition to his parents and wife he was preceded in death by one son, Randy Beckner; one granddaughter, Katie Hamilton; one great-grandson, Brody Hamilton; one sister, Ruby Goodwin and two brothers, Dale and Herbert Beckner.
He is survived by eight daughters, Cindy Hamilton. of Tallmansville, Terry Blagg and husband Ed, of Buckhannon, Jodi Rinker of Bridgeport, Kelly Austin and husband Ronald, of Buckhannon, Traci Corathers and husband Mike, of Ellamore, Lori, Lisa and Sheena Beckner, all of Buckhannon; three sons, Jeff Beckner, of Tallmansville and Marlin and Bo Beckner, both of Buckhannon; several grandchildren; several great-grandchildren and two sisters, Mavis Eskew, of Buckhannon and Evelyn Jean Ryan of Ohio. Mr. Beckner served in the Army National Guard, worked for the state road in Buckhannon and was employed for over 30 years at Corhart Refractories in Buckhannon. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather who spent his entire life providing for his family. Friends will be received Tuesday, April 18, 2017 from noon until 1 p.m. at the Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home with funeral service at 1 p.m. with the Rev. J. Edward McDaniels officiating. Burial will follow in the Heavner Cemetery in Buckhannon. The Upshur County Honor Guard will provide military honors at the graveside service. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.polingstclair.com. Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.