Buddy Beck, a resident of Risco, son of the late James Joseph Dickson Beck and Lelia Mae Mollineaux Beck, was born May 17, 1926, at Tallapoosa and died Saturday, Oct. 21, 2006, at Malden Nursing & Rehab.
He had been a veteran serving in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was a member of the Pleasant View General Baptist Church.
On Jan. 29, 1949, he was united in marriage to Juanita Delores Whittenberg in Piggott, Ark., and she survives of Risco.
Survivors include his wife, Juanita Beck of Risco; one daughter, Cathy Wilson of Risco; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two brothers, Bobby Beck of Risco and Douglas Beck of Auburn Hills, Mich.; one sister, Virginia Bowman of Pontiac, Mich.
He was preceded in death by one daughter, Deborah Beck; one sister, Ethel Hamlett; and one grandson.
Visitation was held after 5 p.m. Monday, Oct. 23, 2006, at Bradshaw Funeral Home in Malden.
Funeral services were conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2006, at Bradshaw Funeral Home in Malden with Rev. Vernon Self and Rev. Mark Powell officiating.
Interment followed in the Memorial Park Cemetery in Malden with military rites.