SPC James A. Beck, of The 1st Battalion, 35th Armor of Ft Bliss in El Paso Texas, passed away at the age of 29, on Saturday February 9, 2013 in a fatal car accident. James served 2 tours in Iraq. He was born in Okinawa, Japan on 11th of September 1983 and he grew up in Lakeland Georgia. He was a loving father, son, brother, grandson, nephew, and cousin. James was a true Hero that loved his country.
James is survived by his son Anthony Beck, age 6, of Cordele; his mother Anita Bowen of Fletcher, NC; his father and step mother Jeffrey & Joyce Beck of Valdosta; three sisters and two brothers in law, Cheryl Beck of Laurel, MS, Jessica & Jeremiah O'Steen of Ft Leonard Wood, MO and Halie & Jared Anderson of Ft Riley, KS; a step brother, Dewayne Taylor, and three step sisters, Lynn Dinkins, Heather Bailey and Amber Bailey. Also surviving are his grandparents, William & Betty Lewis of Hendersonville, NC and Russell and Betty Beck of Naylor, GA and his great grandmother Ruth Hoots of Hendersonville, NC. He is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, Aunts, Uncles, cousins and other family members.
A memorial service for James will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, February 20, 2013 in the chapel of Carson McLane Funeral Home. Pastor Bobby Bishop will officiate. The family will receive friends at the funeral home prior to the service on Wednesday from noon (12 p.m. – 2 p.m.) until service time. The burial will occur at Georgia Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Glennville, GA, near Savannah. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, please send donations to a military charity. One suggestion is Operation Home Front, Army Emergency Relief Fund, www.operationhomefront.net, or go to www.charitynavigator.org , and search "Military Army", for the charity of your choice. Without these charities the Military would not be able to assist with some of the needs of Military Members, Veterans and their families. Condolences may be conveyed to the family on the obituary page of www.mclanecares.com Carson McLane Funeral Home
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