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Douglas Wilson Beck, Sr.: Tabor City

1942 – 2022

     Douglas Wilson Beck, Sr. of Tabor City died Monday, Feb. 14, in the McLeod Loris hospital. He was 79.

     Born April 26, 1942 in Columbus County, he was the son of the late Wilson Beck and Anna Bell Soles Beck.

     He was a member of the New Horizon Baptist Worship Center, where he served as a deacon.

     He is survived by his wife, Leona Ward Beck; two sons, Douglas Beck, Jr. and wife Sherry of Whiteville and Steven Beck and wife Tammy of Tabor City; a daughter, Renee Beck Penny of Tabor City; two brothers, David Beck of North Wilkesboro and Kelly Beck of Greenville, North Carolina; two sisters, Lenore Taylor of Lumberton and Susan Beck of Manteo; two grandchildren, Steven Beck, Jr. and wife Miranda and Houston Penny; two great grandchildren, Kealyn Reece Beck and Sadie Rae Beck; special sister in-law Jean Bass of Lumberton; special nephew Anthony Grainger; two great nieces, Hali Grainger and Bryana Grainger; and one great great niece, Kenli Grainger.

     In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Anita Bordeaux and Mary Ann Elmore.

     A graveside service, officiated by Dr. Tom Ward, was planned for 3 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 16, in the New Horizon Baptist Worship Center Cemetery.

     Family planned to receive friends following the service in the cemetery.

     Family asks that all who attend wear a mask.

     A guest register is available here.