Obituary of John Beseda
Colorado County Citizen Online
31 Oct 2003
John Beseda, 66, of Harker Heights, passed away Oct. 27, in Temple.
Born Dec. 15, 1936 in La Grange, to John Thomas Beseda Sr., he was
raised and educated in Eagle Lake. He and Patricia Russek were
married July 1, 1961 and have resided in Harker Heights since 1966.
Beseda was an alumnus of Texas A & I at Kingsville as well as the
University of Houston. He was employed with Killeen ISD since 1966
and coached 12 years with Killeen High School, 17 years at C.E.
Ellison High School, six years as athletic director for the school
district and retired in 2001. Prior to Killeen, Beseda coached in
Bishop and Alice. He was a member of the Texas High School Coaches
Association, Texas High School Athletic Association, Killeen Retired
Teachers Association, and was named Coach of the Year twice in
District 13-5A. He was a member of St. Paul's Catholic Church in
He is survived by his wife; sons, Scott Beseda of Dallas, Todd Beseda
of Arlington and Brett Beseda of Huntsville; daughter, Renee Ham of
Huntsville; sisters, Carol Ann Beseda of Dallas and Patricia Huffman
of Rosharon; and two granddaughters.
A rosary will be conducted at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 29, from the
chapel of Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home in Killeen. Funeral services
will take place at 9 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 30, from St. Paul's Catholic
Church in Harker Heights, with the Rev. Richard O'Rourke officiating.
Immediately following services in Killeen, the body will be taken to
Dulany Funeral Home in Eagle Lake. The family will receive visitors
at the chapel of Dulany Funeral Home from 2:30-3:30 p.m. Graveside
services and burial will follow at 4 p.m. at Lakeside Cemetery in
Eagle Lake, with the Rev. Eddie Winkler, pastor of the Roman Catholic
Parish of the Nativity, presiding.
For those desiring, the family has requested memorial contributions
be directed to either St. Paul's Catholic Church Building Fund or
American Heart Association.