November 27, 1929 – April 21, 2020
William Carl Beck, Jr. age 90, of Concord, NC went to his heavenly home on Tuesday evening, the 21st of April, 2020 after a brief illness surrounded by his loving family. He was born in St. Pauls, NC on the 27th of November, 1929 to the late William Carl Beck, Sr. and Hazel McCulloch Beck Stone.
As an Army Veteran (1946-1949) where he served as an American Paratrooper, he was proud of his service to his country. He served at Fort Bragg, NC, Japan, and Korea. While in Japan, he was assigned to study at Kyoto University. He was a voracious reader and studied the Bible in five languages. He taught himself Hebrew so he could read and know the Bible the way it was written. Mr. Beck was a member of Concord SDA Church and active in the Sabbath School Class. He was able to attend church up until March when the churches were closed due to the virus. He was always the best-dressed man no matter where he was!
He is survived by his 3 children: Wm. Gary (Sandra) Beck; Helen (Freddie) Sowell; Chelsea (Joey) LeMasters; daughter-in-law Donna Beck; step-children Gerald (Betty) Stanford; Loretta (Melvin) Brannon; brothers Harold Beck and Bobby Stone; 12 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, and 2 great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his children’s mother Lillian R. Beck, his son Michael Beck, 2 grandchildren, 4 brothers, and 1 sister.
A memorial service will be held at a later date due to the COVID-19 concerns.
Donations in his honor may be made to his church or Novant Health Hospice & Palliative Care.
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