Galen Scott

gscott@weatherforddemocrat.com

Weatherford lost a treasure Thursday.

Obie Beene experienced a shortness of breath and was taken to the Campbell Health System emergency room at approximately 1:00 p. m. where, surrounded by family and friends, he died Thursday.

Beene, a daily visitor at the Weatherford Senior Center, had fallen recently and wasn’t feeling well.

Beene died at the age of 106 having gained widespread fame as Parker County’s oldest living person.

Glenda Webb, executive director of the Parker County Committee on Aging, identified the preliminary cause of death as pneumonia.

“The fact he was wide awake and visiting with his family and friends until the minute he left us is really something else,” Webb said. “He was Obie Beene right up to the end.”

Preliminary funeral arrangements are set for 2 p. m. Saturday, April 8 at First Baptist Church. White’s Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

His passing will leave an Obie-shaped hole in lives of those who knew him.

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