Gene  Beck


Services honoring and remembering the life of Gene Beck will be held 10 AM Tuesday, December 11, 2018 at the New Life Baptist Church in Verdigris. Interment will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery in Edmond, OK. Gene passed away Thursday, December 6, 2018 at his home in Claremore. He was 88.
Born August 16, 1930 in Comanche, Oklahoma, Gene was the son of James Kit and Bessie Mae (Martin) Beck. The family later relocated to Edmond where Gene graduated high school in 1948. Gene served as a mechanic on the U.S.S. Midway in the U.S. Navy.
Gene met Dawn Bingham while attending Central State University. The couple married May 22, 1952 at the First Christian Church in Edmond. Gene graduated with a business degree in Accounting from the University of Oklahoma in 1956. He pursued a long and successful financial career in the gas and oil industry. Gene retired as the Chief Financial Officer with Milchem and pursued several entrepreneurial endeavors later in life.
Family was always a top priority to Gene, especially time spent with his two daughters out on Lake Conroe. Gene loved playing golf with his wife, Dawn at River Bend Country Club in Houston. He was mechanically inclined and was known for his ability to build or repair most anything. Gene was also an avid Bridge player for most of his lifetime.
While in Houston, Gene was a member of the Lions Club and volunteered as teacher at the University of Houston. He also volunteered at Rogers State University with the equestrian therapy program. A devoted follower of Christ, Gene loved his time spent at the Walk to Emmaus,
Surviving family members include his wife, Dawn Beck; his daughters: Carla Meberg and her husband, Jeff; and Rebecca Dyer and her husband, Bob; his grandchildren: Patrick and Kelsey Dyer; his sister, Becky Willber; his nieces and nephews: Wes and Diane Smith, David Willber, Jr., Britt and Sharon Williams, and Bud and Alicia Osborne.
In lieu of flowers, direct contributions to the veteran's organization of your choice.
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