Spencer, TN-Mr. Henry “Wayne” Beck, 77, went to be with his lord on Tuesday, October 22, 2019, surrounded by family. Wayne was born January 18, 1942 in Chattanooga, TN to the late Henry Elmer and Eula Maude Smith Beck. He was an Army Veteran, a retired Civil Servant with the Department of Defense Naval Weapons Station in Goose Creek, SC and worked at Wal-Mart in McMinnville for over sixteen (16) years.
Wayne was a proud member of the Omar Shrine Temple in Charleston, SC for over fifty (50) years. He was a Mason with Ezel Lodge 381 of Morrison, TN, a member of Knoxville Scottish Rite and a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 6598 of Harriman, TN.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers; Richard B. Beck and Billy “Dexter” Beck.
Wayne is survived by his loving wife of fifty-six (56) years Nancy Beck, daughters; Kimberley (Tony Hunt) Beck of Ladson, SC and Kristen Beck of Charleston, SC, brother; Thomas W. (Betty) Beck of Tacoma, WA, grandchildren; Krystle R. Hunt, Kelsey L. Hunt and Abbigaile M. Hunsucker, nephew; Larry Beck, niece; Dranda McCullough, dear friends; Paul Ross and Christy Bouldin. He also leaves behind a large extended family, including nieces and nephews and sister-in-law Donna Beck.
Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, October 26, 2019 at 1:00pm in the Layne Chapel with Bro. Bruce Corbin officiating. Burial will follow at Shockley Cemetery with Military Honors by American Legion Post 207 of Spencer. Visitation will be held Friday the 25th from 4:00pm to 9:00pm and Saturday from 11:00am till time of service.
The family would like to extend a special thanks to the staff at Avalon Hospice of McMinnville for their love and care of Wayne in these last few months.
Flowers would be greatly loved and appreciated by the family. In living memory of Wayne, donations to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or any No Kill animal shelter near you in memory of his beloved dog Fergie.