J T Beck

November 11, 1913 - July 12, 2009

Johnnie Theodore Beck, 95, went to be with God on July 12, 2009 at the Meadowbrook Care Center in Van Alstyne surrounded by his family. He was born Nov. 11, 1913 in Valdasta, TX as the fifth of seven children born to Joseph Cleve and Grace Walden Beck. He married Mozelle Stewart on July 20, 1937. He and his beloved wife reared 14 children. He was enlisted in the United States Army in 1944 during WWII and received an honorable discharge. He had many careers during his life including positions with Ford Motor Company working on the assembly line, Owens Country Farms as a meat processor and working in West Texas harvesting grain. He was truly a man of many talents who did whatever he had to in order to provide for his family. He and his wife attended the First Pentecostal Church of Van Alstyne for many years. He is survived by 14 children and their spouses: Shirley and Gary Lorance of Van Alstyne, Cynthia Rostyne of Denison, Jerry and Arlene Beck of Van Alstyne, Larry Beck of Calera, OK, Sue Burk of Van Alstyne, Jackie Beck of Kemp, OK, Dale Beck of Denison, Kay and Bobby Nelson of Denison, Ronnie and Brenda Beck of Leonard, Cathy and Larry Green of Marietta, OK, Vickey Gunter of Van Alstyne, Karen Rainey of Sherman, Gary and Mara Beck of Whitewright and Steve and Christi Beck of Whitewright, one sister Beatrice Pinion of Sherman, 33 grandchildren, 56 great grandchildren and 16 great-great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife Mozelle in 1998, three sisters, two brothers, three grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Services are under the direction of Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home in Whitewright, TX. Family night will be on Tuesday July 14, 2009 from 6 to 8pm. Funeral services will be Wednesday July 15, 2009 at 11:00am in the chapel of the Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home with Rev. Jerry Smallwood officiating. Pallbearers will be Greg Rostyne, Charlie Westdyke, Lynn Dhane, Dennis Hall, Justin Dhane and Shawn Powell. Interment will follow at the Van Alstyne Cemetery.

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Shierley and Family, I am so sorry for your loss of Daddy-O, he was a great man. My thoughts and prayers are with you and the family. lanelson70538@yahoo.com Lorie Nelson, October 21, 2009 My first memories of the Beck Family was in the late 1950's doing business with us at Phillips Grocery and for the next 30 years, into the present, 'fixing' lawnmowers for us, or me 'fixing' prom dresses for some of you girls,Also visiting with Mr. Beck at the Nursing Home ,he always had a smile.I'm sure most of you have many memories of the Phillips family too. I know you miss him ,as we do our precious 'Nank' who we lost 4 months ago. May God grant you peace, The Phillips family Nellie Phillips, July 16, 2009 Theodore was a very nice uncle. I remember him and Mozelle visiting our family many times. He reminds me so much of my dad, Travis. Our sincere prayers and deepest sumpathy to all the family. Steve & Novella Novella Beck Miller, July 15, 2009 JT WAS ONE OF A KIND SHAWN POWELL, July 14, 2009 Jerry and Arlene, we are sad for your loss of a love one. Love to you and yours, Margaret and Larry Troxtell Larry and Margaret Troxtell, July 14, 2009 our thoughts and prayers are with you all, at this sad time.......jt could always find something to smile about, even in worst of times.. he always saw the good in everybody and everything. and before you knew it, he'd have ya laughing, right along with him.....he and Mozelle will always be in our cherished memories of the good ole wheat harvest days. Betty J Terry, July 14, 2009 He is probably back in the wheat field right now. I know my dad and him loved it so much they would have paid someone to work the fields. jesse david terry, July 14, 2009 Shirley, I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with the family. June Gibson, July 14, 2009 I am so sorry for your loss. He was a really good man. I grew up with most of the kids. I was good friends with Karen. We lived across the street from each other in Gunter in the sixties. My prayers are with all of you. God Bless. Carla Sansom Morris, July 13, 2009 I offer my deepest sympathy to all the family for your loss. I knew Mr. Beck from the nursing home. I spent many days visiting with him. When he was able, he would wheel his chair to my mother's room. We had great conversations about the "old days", about raising his family and all the hard times he experienced. I will truly miss him as I know all his family will. He was a joy to know. May God be with you in the coming days. Macel Culifer macel culifer, July 13, 2009 Daddy-O will be very missed. We love you! Mara Beck, July 13, 2009 My heart goes out to your family. I am a friend of Jody and Stacy Beck I went to school with them. Sorry for your loss and your family is in my prayers. Jennifer Drager, July 13, 2009