In Memory of

William “Bill” Paul Beckley

November 9, 1949 - February 21, 2020

Obituary

Bill, age 70, passed away peacefully while vacationing in Florida and entered into the Kingdom of God on 2/21/2020.

He was born on November 9, 1949 in Flagstaff, Arizona to Herbert Dale and Marie Beckley. He is survived by the love of his life, Julia Marie Gagliano, they wed on July 12, 1969 and happily enjoyed over 50 years of marriage. He was blessed with three children and their spouses:Christopher (Jocelyn) Beckley, William Scott (April) Beckley and Gina (Michael) Seagreaves. His heart was full when his grandchildren: Jack, Connor, Brandon, Eliza, Alexander, Lucas and Lauren called him Papa. He will truly be missed by all of them. He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Jean Smith; and brother-in-law, Benjamin Gagliano. He is also survived by his brothers, Clark (Brenda) Beckley, Herb Beckley; sisters, Carol (Pat) Uman and Judy Smith; step sisters, Linda (Richard) Scott, Glenda Watts, Mona (Gary) Chaw, Alice (Randy) Gowler; step brother, Glen Gerred and many nieces/nephews for whom he loved dearly. Also, by many loving cousins, friends and co-workers who he greatly enjoyed spending time with.

Bill was a resident of Lee’s Summit, Missouri for 26 years. He proudly served as a sergeant in the US Army during the Vietnam War. He started his career in the power generation industry as a millwright for Local 1529. Then moved onto Westinghouse/Regenco/Siemens where he achieved the title of Principal Engineer and enjoyed many years and friendships created there. In 2004 he started his own consulting company, Bill Beckley Outage Consulting Services, L.L.C from which he retired in 2014.

Bill celebrated his life with his family and friends by making memories that count. It may have been on a cruise with his love, the golf course with friends, a trip to the casino with family, a dip in the pool, one of the many wonderful vacations he experienced or at home with those he loved most; wherever it was, he was happy and so were those around him. He was loved and will be truly missed yet has left a lasting legacy with the hearts of those he touched.

Visitation will be Wednesday, March 4, 2020 at Langsford Funeral Home, 115 SW 3rd St. Lee’s Summit, MO 64063, from 6-8pm. Mass will be Thursday, March 5, 2020 at 10am at Our Lady of the Presentation Catholic Church, 130 NW Murray Rd, Lee’s Summit, MO 64081. Burial will be in Higginsville Veterans Cemetery, Higginsville, MO at 2pm.

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Dear Mr. Beckley,
Although I don’t know you, I feel like I do as Chris has shares stories about you and your family. I know you must have been a wonderful man, husband father and friend, because Chris took after you.

May you rest in peace!
Linda

You and your families are in our hearts, thoughts and prayers. May the love from family and friends help you through this difficult time. He was a joy to know and a fabulous person. He will live on in the hearts of many We love you

Julie and family
John and I are saddened by Bills passing. May God comfort you and may the love and prayers of family
and friend’s give you strength. I know Bill will be missed
Hugs and prayers
Barb

Bill was my dear friend since 1971. My heart is heavy but I have so many great memories and time spent with Bill and Julie. My deepest condolences to my Julie, Christopher, and Gina. ❤????❤

To the Beckley Family,

I am so sorry to hear of Bill’s passing. It just seems unbelievable. Although I haven’t seen you for quite some time, my thoughts and prayers are with you all. I know Bill was such a fun loving person who loved his family with all his heart. May he rest in heaven.
Tracy Strong

Dear Julie and family,
We were truly shocked of Bill’s passing…he was a sweet man and lots of fun…he will be greatly missed by all…hugs to you and all your family..
You are in our prayers
Janet

Our family is heartbroken over the loss of Bill. Bill has been the best neighbor we have ever had (and you Julie). Spring and Summer will not be the same without seeing Bill every morning waving hello. His smile under that hat he wore always made my day. Heaven is so lucky to have him! God bless you Julie, and your entire family. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Julia and family, we were so sorry to hear of Bill’s passing. One of the most generous men I’ve ever had the opportunity to meet. He will surely be missed by all that new him. We love you.

Love,
-Mike, Katie, Brian Wachter-

Dear Chris,
You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. I am very sorry for your loss. God Bless all of you.

Warm regards,
Cathy Vanatta

Dear Bill and Julie,
We loved the precious moments we shared with you. We can’t thank-you enough for giving Gina to our family. We love her so much and will look after her in the difficult days ahead. We will keep you and your family in our thoughts and prayers.
God Bless you!
Love Sue and Boyd

Dear Beckley Family, We are very sorry to hear of Bill’s passing.
We send our deepest condolences,
Rich & Rosie Gavoli

Sorry to hear of your loss of Bill. Since we graduated together in ’67 and the family connections, I knew him but had not seen Bill for quite sometime.
Condolences to all of the families involved.
Sincerely
Ben and Billie Jo Gowler

I am so sorry for your lose. I worked with Bill and Doc several times on Millwright jobs. I always thought a lot of them both and Bill will be missed by all who new him .

Played golf with Bill ,got to know him threw Frank Mascaro he was a great guy, shared alot of laughs with him. Really will miss him, my condolences…R.I.P. brother

So sorry for your loss. Sounds like Bill was a heck of a fella for sure. My family and I are thinking of you and I’ve told Jocelyn that we’re here for you (we live in Lee’s Summit) if you need anything.

Kyle

Julie
I was sorry to hear of Bill’s passing. Worked several outages with him and always enjoyed working and socializing with him. He was the life of the party.

Julie, I know your heart must be breaking. I am so sorry to hear of Bill’s passing. Many hugs and prayers for your family.

To Julie, Chris, Scott, Gina and Family.
We will miss Bill. He was one of a kind and ALWAYS fun to be around. Julia and Bill always a pair and always good times when we were together. (cousins are special) I am shocked and saddened he left too soon. Our love and prayers are with you all. Love, Johniann and Jim.

When Aunt Audrey married Dale he brought into the family some wonderful sons–Bill being one of them. What a blessing for the family to know someone so fine as Bill.

A cousin Carol

Dear Chris and Family, My heartfelt condolences are with you and your family during this difficult time. You are in my continuous thoughts and prayers. May God wrap you in his loving arms and bless you with his comfort and peace.

Julie
We are sorry to hear about Bill. I enjoyed working with him, and am glad we got to meet up a while back. Our prayers are with you. He will be missed

Ken and Arlene

Condolences to Bill’s family. I will remember Bill as being fearless in stating his opinions, observant in finding new ways to do things, and being willing to offer assistance.

Visitation

Wednesday, March 4, 2020
6-8pm
Langsford Funeral Home
115 SW 3rd St
Lee’s Summit, MO 64063

Services

Thursday, March 5, 2020
10am
Our Lady of the Presentation Catholic Church
130 Northwest Murray Road
Lee's Summit, MO 64081