Wayne McBeth, 66, of Utopia died on May 18, 2019, in San Antonio.
A memorial service will be held Saturday at 3 p.m. at Utopia Park.
He was born on Aug. 19, 1952, in Uvalde to Dorthy Parks and Arthur Ivy.
He later came to live with his grandparents, Mellie and Clyde McBeth, in Utopia, where he graduated from high school in 1970. After high school, he attended college for law enforcement training.
He was a police officer in Kerrville before becoming a Bandera County Sheriff’s deputy. He then changed careers and started working in the oilfields.
McBeth was an avid Harley rider, and a free spirit who loved spending time with family and friends. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and living life to the fullest, and that he did until his last day.
He is survived by his mother; his wife of 13 years, Barbara McBeth; brother, Melvin McBeth; and son, Bubba Beggs, all of Utopia; two daughters, Melissa Wilkerson and Dottie Kenney, both of Bandera; 11 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents; father; and daughter, Mertzie Burton.