Wallace Edward Beck, 82, of Crossett, passed away on February 16, 2019.
He was born on April 29, 1936 at Warren and was the son of the late William Everett and Mary Eva Turner Beck.
After graduating from Vick High School in 1954, Mr. Beck moved to Crossett and became a charter member of Second Baptist Church. In 1958, he married Mary Jane Childers, and began a career as an electrician, which continued for nearly forty years. During that time, he worked for the Crossett Sawmill, Crossett Utilities, AP&L, and Entergy, where he eventually retired in the late 1990s.
Mr. Beck was a generous man with both his money and his time. Often the person who friends and family called for advice, he was always willing to help whenever he could.
He enjoyed fishing, gardening, sitting in his swing, and tinkering with things whether they were broken or not. He loved figuring out how things worked and feeding Sam, the dog, Pepsi, who was always by his side.
He had a dry wit, was quiet, only speaking when he had something important to say. When he prayed, he humbly spoke directly and intimately to God.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Beck was also preceded in death by his wife, Mary Jane Childers Beck; three brothers, Harold Beck, Kenneth Beck, and Ray Beck; a sister, Florence Green; and a sister-in-law, Elizabeth Beck.
He is survived by two daughters, Connie Jordan and husband, Paul, and Karen Harrington and husband, Robbie, all of Crossett; a sister, Ann Kendrick of Stephenville, Texas; a granddaughter, Jane Marie Jordan Austin and husband, Dan, of Paragould; a great-granddaughter, Bethany “Beth” Grace Austin, also of Paragould; two sisters-in-law, Ramona Savage and Pat Lunsford Fletcher, both of Crossett; a special nephew, Jason Savage of Lake Village; and a niece, Lynn Bounds of Bearden.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Tuesday, February, 19 at 2 p.m. at Second Baptist Church in Crossett. Pastor Lloyd Townsend will officiate. Interment will follow at Crossroads Cemetery under the direction of Medders Funeral Home.
Visitation will be held on Monday, February 18 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Second Baptist Church.