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Victor C. Beck, Sr.

March 23, 1928 — February 19, 2023

View Funeral Webcast View Video Tribute Victor C. Beck, Sr., 94. a resident of Columbia, Tennessee passed away on Sunday, February 19, 2023, at Life Care Center of Columbia. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, February 22, 2023, at 2:00 P.M. at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home with Stan Butt officiating. Burial will follow in Polk Memorial Gardens with military honors provided by Herbert Griffin American Legion Post 19. The family will visit with friends Wednesday from 1:00 P.M. until service time at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to your charity of choice. Condolences may be extended online at www.oakesandnichols.com. Born March 23, 1928, in Lawrence County, he was the son of the late Homer Clarence Beck and the Late Viola Pearl Gizzard Beck. In 1995, he married Fay Gallion Beck who preceded him in death October 12, 2012. Mr. Beck first worked for Castner Knott company, often traveling to New York as a piece goods buyer. He was later an employee at Monsanto Chemical Co. and retired from Monsanto after 30 years as an electrician there. While at Monsanto he was very involved in their Safety-First program. After his retirement from Monsanto, he continued to use his expertise as an electrician to help numerous friends, family members and churches with wiring needs. He and his brothers, Jerry and Dickie, also built and remodeled various homes and a few commercial offices in the Lawrence County area, including the Lawrence County Advocate, around 1986. He last resided in the Sawdust community outside of Columbia and was a member of Anderson Bend Church of Christ and a member of the Arkland Volunteer Fire Department for many years. He served his country in the Army Air Corps in 1946. He was a passionate farmer most of his life, eventually raising over 100 head of registered angus cattle and building and operating Beck Meat Processing in the 1980s. He, along with his children, produced some of the finest tobacco crops around. That was how he taught his children about the value of hard work to earn a living. He always planted and maintained a large garden and loved sharing the fruits of his labors with all. Many friends and relatives were accustomed to getting a call from him in every late June stating, “the corn’s ready!” He hosted a rib barbecue at his home every Father’s Day for his family, insisting on cooking the ribs and making homemade barbecue sauce. His “love language” was to share, give and teach, and he spent much time showing others how to make jams and jellies, fruitcakes, and how to cure country hams. He delivered countless jars of his homemade jams and jellies to staff at physicians’ offices, bank tellers, and pretty much anyone he met. He was quick to loan neighbors and relatives his farm equipment and chastised a few for returning something broken. He and his wife, Fay, delivered Meals on Wheels for ten years. Survivors include his children, Dr. Victor C. (Tricia) Beck, Jr, Teresa (John Tomlinson) Beck, Steve (Carol) Beck, and Barry (Marie Lancaster) Beck; grandchildren, Vic (Juli) Beck III, Adam (Holly) Beck, Jason (Robin) White, Zach (Erin) White, Mason (Melissa) Smith, and Liz (Bob Biehl) Beck; great-grandchildren, Lilli Beck, Charlie Beck, Jack Beck, Henry Beck, Bella White, Chloe White, John Beck, Wyatt Beck, Bennett Beck, Benjamin White, Robert (R.J.) Biehl; step-children, Skip (Cathy) Beck, Mike (Molly) Beck; step-grandchildren, Zach (Britton) Beck, Makali (Haley) Beck, Jesse Bower, Trip Bower, Roxanne (Landon Flynn) Beck, Riley Beck, Gabrielle Beck, Amanda Hughes, and Hunter Beck; and brother, Dickie (Sandy) Beck. In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Willie (Bill) Beck, Ralph (Neal) Beck, Thomas J. Beck, Marshall Beck, Jerry Beck; sisters, Mallene Beck White, Gerolene Beck Ray, and Janice Beck Wynn. The family would like to say a special thank you to his neighbors in Sawdust, who looked after him, offered assistance and care in his later years, especially Kevin and Giselle Krieger, Vernon and Jana Smith, and Donald and Linda Love. The family also expresses deep appreciation to the staff at Life Care in Columbia, especially his nurse, Karen, and Compassus Hospice, especially Lisa, for their care, love and patience as his health declined. Pallbearers will be grandsons Vic Beck, Adam Beck, Jason White, Zach White, and great-grandsons Charlie Beck and John Beck.

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Wednesday, February 22, 2023

1:00 - 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home

320 West 7th Street, Columbia, TN 38401

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Wednesday, February 22, 2023

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320 West 7th Street, Columbia, TN 38401

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