Beckley, James W.

JAMES W. BECKLEY of Muncie, 76, a retired Elder of the Indiana Conference, died Saturday, April 5, 2014. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, April 11, at Grace Episcopal Church, 300 South Madison Avenue in Muncie with visitation one hour prior to the service. Father Thomas Blake and Pastor Daryl Gilbert will preside. Burial will follow in Gardens of Memory Cemetery, north of Muncie. Survivors include his wife, JoAnn Beckley; daughters, Maria (Paul) Barron, Luisa (Jeff) Mayer and Ariana (Mike) Dickerson; and six grandchildren. Beckley served these churches in Indiana: Marion First; Fremont; Kokomo St. Mark’s; Sweetser; Shipshewana; and Hillsdale retiring in 1999. He also served as an Air Force Chaplain for 21 years. Memorial contributions can be sent to Grace Episcopal Church Altar Guild, 300 South Madison Avenue, Muncie, IN 47305 or High Street United Methodist Church, 219 South High Street, Muncie, IN 47305. Condolences can be sent to JoAnn Beckley, 2710 W Burgewood Dr. Muncie, IN 47304. Online condolences can be made at