Russell Beckley

Russell Gary Beckley

1947 - 2021

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Age 73, of Clio, died Saturday, April 17, 2021, at his home. In accordance with Russell’s wishes, cremation has taken place. There will be no further services at this time. Expressions of sympathy may be placed on Russell’s tribute page at


Russell was born in Flint on May 25, 1947, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Russell and Betty Beckley. Raised and educated locally, Russell graduated from Flint Northwestern High School with the Class of 1965. Russell proudly served his country in the United States Navy. Upon his return to the states, he began his career at General Motors as a machine operator until his retirement. In his free time, Russell enjoyed working on classic cars, model railroading with the Detroit Model Railroad Club, riding his motorcycle, farming with his father, watching football, hunting, and fishing.  Most of all, he enjoyed time with his family.


Russell is survived by his son, Mike Beckley; grandson, Russell Michael Beckley; great-grandson, Easton Beckley; sister, Paula, and husband, Rick Maddock.


Russell was preceded in death by his parents, Russell and Betty Beckley; son, Chris Beckley; brother, Greg Beckley