James E. BECK
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James E. BECK
  • October 9, 1928 - December 17, 2017
  • Fort Worth, Texas

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James Beck, the fifth of fifteen children, was born to the union of Zelyard and Everlean Beck on October 09, 1928, in Teague, Texas. He grew up in Teague, TX where he met and married his wife, Katherine "Kat" Beck, in 19__. James and his family moved to Memphis, Texas in 1958. While residing in Memphis, James worked as a farmer and served as a deacon at his church home. During his over 50 years of residency in Memphis he was regarded as a highly respected pillar of the community. In 2016 he moved to Ft. Worth to be closer to his family.


Proceeding James in death: his wife; Katherine "Kat" Beck, son; Willie Beck, daughter; Maryam Steptoe, 12 siblings, granddaughter; Sharae Martinez-Horton, and great-grandchildren; Brittania Beck & Micah Smith.


He leaves his loving memories to be cherished by his children, Carol Moore of Phoenix, AZ, James Beck Jr. of Ft. Worth, TX, Glenda "Faye" Beck of Amarillo, TX and Linda Dabney of Ft. Worth, TX; Siblings, Modene Johnson and Odell Beck of Dallas, TX; 15 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren and host of nephews, nieces, cousins and friends. A special thanks to a cherished friend, Carolyn Tennison, of Ft. Worth, TX.