Walter C. Beck, 80, of 515 Wilderness Drive, died Thursday, Oct. 7, 2004.
Funeral services will begin at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 10 at Snow's Memorial Chapel, Cherry Street, Macon, Ga. Burial will be in Macon Memorial Park. The Rev. Dan Wilson will officiate. The family will greet friends from 2 p.m. until service time on Sunday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Cherokee Heights United Methodist Church, 2590 Napier Avenue, Macon, GA 31204.
Born in Gordon, Ga., he was the son of the late Otis W. and Beulah Lord Beck. Mr. Beck attended schools in Wilkinson and Baldwin Counties. He received a two-year degree diploma from I.C.S.
Mr. Beck was a World War II veteran, having served in the Navy. He participated in D-Day at Normandy and was an Atomic Survivor, having participated in Operation Crossroads at Bikini. Mr. Beck was a member of the American Legion, Joseph N. Neel Jr., Post 3, and the American Defense Preparedness Association.
He was chairman of the Electronics Technology Advisory Committee at Macon Technical Institute and a past member of the Board of Directors Easter Seal Vocational Development Center in Dublin. Mr. Beck served in various capacities with the Boy Scouts of America, having served as assistant Scoutmaster and past advisor.
Mr. Beck was a life member of Sertoma International, a member of Cherokee Heights United Methodist Church, and former president of the Winnie Mae Hill Sunday School Class. He was a former employee of the United States Naval Ordnance Plant, and retired from Allen Bradley Company.
Mr. Beck is survived by his daughter, Pamela Preston Bone of McDonough; two grandsons; brothers and sisters, Mrs. Jim B. (Sarah) Hardy of Macon, Mrs. Jim W. (Gladys) Simpson of Atlantic Beach, N.C., and W. Leo Beck of Pomona, Calif.
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Snow's Memorial Chapel, Cherry Street, Macon has charge of arrangements.