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Billy Linn Beck, 89, of Jamestown, passed away Tuesday, May 23, 2017, at his home, surrounded by his family.
He was born Dec. 1, 1927, in Crawfordsville, son of the now late David and Marie (Kincaid) Beck. He was reared in Crawfordsville and Jamestown, and graduated from Jamestown High School.
Billy married Louise J. Schooler on June 4, 1948.
He was a member of the Advance Community Christian Church; served on the Boone County REMC Board of Directors for 36 years and nine years as president; director on the Wabash Valley Power Assoc.; director on board for Witham Hospital from 1983 to 1995; member of the Elks Lodge; and served on ASCS Committee.
Billy enjoyed fishing, golfing, playing cards and being with his family. He enjoyed his winter months in Florida.
He was a farmer and also owned and operated Beck Grain from 1975 to 1991.
In addition to his wife, Louise J. Beck, he is survived by his daughter, Lynn (John "Bill") Casey; son, Gerald "Jerry" (Peggy) Beck; grandchildren, Renee (Carol) Casey and Christopher (Danaille) Beck; great-grandchildren, Aries, Emalee, Aleena and Emberlynn; and sisters, Rosemary Beck and Donna Culbertson.
He was preceded in death by sister, Joyce Taylor.
Family and friends will gather from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, May 26, at the Advance Community Christian Church in Advance. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 27, at the church, with Pastor Steve Vitaniemi officiating. Billy will be laid to rest in the Old Union Cemetery.
Contributions may be made to the Advance Community Christian Church, P.O. Box 6, Advance, IN 46102.
Online condolences may be made at www.porterfuneralhome.us.
Published on May 24, 2017
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