Don Keith Beauford joined his Lord and Savior on Monday, the 24th of June 2019.

Don Keith Beauford joined his Lord and Savior on Monday, the 24th of June 2019.

He is survived by his dedicated wife of 66 years Juanelle Beauford of the home, his daughter and son-in-law Laree and C.L. Barnett and family, his son and daughter-in-law Matt and Carla Beauford and family, including many loving nieces, nephews, and cousins. As well as four grandchildren: Melissa Rivera and husband Mark, Audrey Masoner and husband Chad, Mariah Beauford, Sierra Wills and husband Ethan, and four great grandchildren: Delane Janeway, Emma Masoner, Hazen Masoner, and Tayin Masoner.

He left this world with his wife holding his hand and surrounded by many loved ones. He served his country proudly both on foreign and domestic soil. He placed great value on hard work and tasks that sowed fruits of that labor. As such he was a talented leather worker and metalworker. Being an avid horseman this talent bled into a hobby of braiding leather reins and bridles as well as making bits and spurs. He was also an avid story teller. It was often he would be found with friends enjoying breakfast, swapping stories and tall tales from youth up unto even the most recent years. He will be missed by many.

Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m., Thursday, June 27, at the family cemetery located 6 miles east of Little on 99A, one mile south, half mile west.

Services are under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home in Seminole.