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Johnny Beck Jr.

February 25, 1942 — January 20, 2021


Johnny Bruce Beck Jr., 78, of Winnabow passed away on Wednesday, January 20, 2021.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Johnny Bruce Beck Sr., and Ruby Richardson Beck. He leaves behind his loving wife, Andrea B. Beck of the home, one son, Johnny Bruce Beck III of Winnabow, two daughters, Kimberly Beck Chapman (Lee) of SC, Karen Beck Euverard (Gary) of Currie, two sisters, Loretta Beck Tyner (Jimmy) and Lorraine Beck Satterwhite (Lee), both of Winnabow, six grandchildren: Jessica Watters (Josh), Chris Bain (Elizabeth), Katelind Sims (Justin), Trey Euverard (Alysha), Aaron Beck and Alex Gann, eight great grandchildren: Hayden Sims, CJ Bain, Ryan Bain, Knox Bain, Bodhi Watters, Landen Sims, Emi Watters and Declan Sims and his faithful fur companion "Murphy".

Johnny married his high school sweetheart at the young age of 17. They had three children together. Johnny loved the guitar and taught himself how to play. He and a few of his friends started a band and played together every chance they got at local bars. His father taught him how to box at a young age and could be pretty intimidating with how quick he was with his hands. He loved words and thoroughly enjoyed writing poetry. He kept saying he wanted to publish his writings one day but decided to keep his work to himself. He was incredibly talented in many aspects of construction, an excellent welder. Although he did not have an architectural degree, he was known for drawing blueprints for his family and friends whenever they needed one for either small or large projects. Johnny drew his own blueprint for his home and built it by hand.

He took great care of the women in his life. He cared deeply for his wife of 61 years. His sisters could always count on him to help them with anything they needed, no matter the time of day. He enjoyed helping his children as much as he could. It didn’t matter if it was just being there for talks on the porch to help ease their frustrations or to help them with renovations needed for their homes.

Throughout his life, Johnny was great with building things with wood. During his retirement, he refused to sit still and was constantly on the go. His wife would often tell him to rest but he had things to do. He said his family needed him. So, he was off building decks, fixing their homes if necessary, drawing characters on wood and cutting them out for their Halloween and Christmas yard decorations. He helped construct dog pens for his daughter’s kennel. Johnny also decided he needed a beautiful gazebo with handmade swings for his own yard. He never stopped amazing those around him with his God given talents.

He enjoyed playing tennis and he did not mind showing up his son’s friends playing pickup football in the street. It was always a sight to behold. Johnny was a jokester and loved laughter. He and his buddies on the job site often thought it was hilarious to give their supervisor a heart attack by all the pranks they played on him. He also enjoyed playing cards with his family. We would sit around for hours laughing about crazy things we did growing up and the even crazier things he did as a child. We believe he helped originate the term “gamer”. We could come home and find him stuck in front to the tv playing DigDug or LadyBug on Atari. He would never admit he had an addiction, but we all knew!

Johnny had a heart of gold when he saw people in need. One incident that touched our hearts was when he saw a homeless man on the street that had a dog with him. Johnny went to the store and bought this stranger some items of necessity, which included dog food so that his dog could eat as well. When a feral cat showed up at his house, Johnny worried for him so much that he started feeding him daily to make sure he did not starve. After a while, he decided to build him a house on stilts so that he would not be harmed by predators out there in the country nor nature’s wrath. He even equipped the house with a heating pad so that it would not be too cold at night. Johnny was a truly good man to everyone and will definitely be missed by many.

A graveside service will be held at 1:00 pm on Saturday, January 23, 2021 at Shady Grove Baptist Church Cemetery in Bladenboro.

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Service Schedule

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Graveside Service

Saturday, January 23, 2021

Starts at 1:00 pm (Eastern time)

Shady Grove Baptist Church Cemetery

10981 Twisted Hickory Rd, Bladenboro, NC 28320

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