Cecil Warren Beck, 85 of Drain, OR passed away January 30, 2014. He was born May 25, 1928, in Salisbury, North Carolina to Arthur Bradley and Zelma (Weant) Beck. He was one of eleven children. Cecil served in the U.S. Navy. He attended Carson Newman College in Johnson City, TN and graduated from East Tennessee State with Bachelor's Degree. Cecil worked for the City of Cottage Grove and Mortier Engineering for 18 years as a building inspector. He was also a high school teacher in Winston-Salem, NC and taught at the community college in Clyde, NC. He built houses and furniture, enjoyed gardening, raising farm animals, he was a hard worker who loved his work. He belonged to the Kiwanis Club. Cecil married Anna May Galloway, October 29, 1955, in Raleigh, NC. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Anna May Beck, Drain, OR; son Joseph Beck (Yachiyo), Mechanicsburg, PA; son Thomas Beck, Drain, OR; daughter Deborah Edmonson (Preston), Raleigh, NC; daughter Donna Beck Sullivan (Brad), MA; daughter Brenda Knutson (Dan), Weston, MO; daughter Laura Beck, Eugene, OR; 8 grandchildren and sisters Hilda, Sara "Patsy", Alta and Mary. He was preceded in death by grandson Tucker Beck.
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