Richard Lee Beck
Age 82, of Laura, passed away Saturday, May 18, 2019, at Hospice of Miami County Inpatient Unit. He was born August 19, 1936, in Nashville, Ohio, to his parents Ernest Curtis & Carrie (Pearson) Beck. Dick graduated from Milton-Union High School class of 1955. He worked as a quality control engineer for Chrysler and later retired from General Dynamics after 23 years of service. He also owned and operated Beck’s Electrical Service in Laura for nearly 10 years.
He was a member of the the Laura’s Lions Club and the Masonic Lodge F.&A.M. He was active in many Laura community organizations including former Laura police chief, Laura Fire Department volunteer, and served on the Water Board.
He was preceded in death by his loving wife Alice Jane (Penny) Beck; his parents; sister Jean Coate.
He will be missed and remembered by her sons and daughters-in-law Steven & Denise Beck of Laura, Dean & Anna Marie of Union, Thomas Beck of Piqua; 9 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren; siblings and their spouses Donald & Irene Beck of Springfield, Missouri, JoAnn Buff of Des Moines, Iowa, Bill & Ruthann Beck of Pleasant Hill, Geneva & Lowell Hines of West Milton, Marlene Beck of Des Moines, Iowa.
Funeral services will be held 10:30 AM Friday, May 24, at Hale-Sarver Family Funeral Home, 284 N. Miami Street, West Milton. Pastor Curt Duncan will officiate with interment following at Old Ludlow Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 4-7 PM Thursday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Miami County. Online memories may be left for the family at www.hale-sarver.com
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