William Carl Beck, Jr.

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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Heather Drye

6 months ago

Chelsea I am so sorry for your loss. Prayers for you and your family.

Georgia Frost

6 months ago

Helen and Family,
We are so sorry for your loss. We are praying for you and your family. I know the Lord we give you strength in the days to come and will give comfort as you look to him. Call when you need to talk. I am just a phone call away.
Love and prayers,

Barbara Roberts

6 months ago

Thinking of you all and sending prayers. It’s hard to believe how long I’ve known your family. I always remember your dad as a quiet man. Be blessed and comforted in God’s arms.
Love from Barbara & Harry

Loretta Brannon

6 months ago

My favorite verses that give me hope at a time like this is:
I Thessalonians 4:13-18.

May God bless us all at this time of sorrow.
May Bill rest in peace.

Sgt. Robert M. (BOBBY) Stone

6 months ago


Janice Guffey

6 months ago

So sorry Chelsea, if there is anything that I can do, just let me know.


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