Charles David Beck

Sept. 29, 1960-May 13, 2022


Charles David Beck, 61, of Crawfordsville passed away peacefully at home while surrounded by his loving family on Friday, May 13, 2022.

An awesome man that is and was loved by so many is gone away to soon. He inspired so many by always putting a smile on your face and love in your heart. He was known for the phrase “you’re looking lovely today ma’am or has anyone told you how lovely you’re looking.”

Charles was born Sept. 29, 1960, at Crawfordsville, the son of Kenneth R. Beck Sr. and Edna Sue (Burton) Beck. His family moved to Texas and he attended Garland High School in Texas. He was a very hard worker and worked for Gracon Construction Company in Texas for many years. He also worked for Systems Construction Company and Acuity’s Brand Lighting in Crawfordsville.

He was a huge fan and loved to watch his Dallas Cowboys. He also loved to watch NASCAR racing and was a true Jeff Gordon fan. He also met a lot of people by working at the Ben Hur go-cart track in Crawfordsville and he loved deer hunting and fishing.

On April 16, 1988, he married the love of his life, Billie Day; who survives.

He is also survived by his four children, Charles David Beck II, Joshua P. (Miracle) Beck, Ashley Orr, all of Texas, and Destiney Jones of Crawfordsville; his mother, Edna Beck; two brothers, Kenneth R. (Charlette) Beck Jr. and Timothy (Jan) Beck, both of Texas; sister Donna (John – who was also his life-time best friend) Dye, also of Texas; 11 grandchildren; several nephews; a special niece, Amber Marshall “Tricky Nicky”; and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his father, Kenneth Beck Sr.; son David Beck; and daughter Sue Ann Beck.

Visitation will be at Sanders Priebe Funeral Care, 315 S. Washington St., Crawfordsville, on Tuesday, May 17 from 5 p.m. until the time of the service at 7 p.m., with the Rev. Greg McDonald officiating. The service will be live-streamed and recorded which can be viewed on his obituary page at Cremation will follow the service with burial of cremains at a graveside service at 1 p.m. Friday, May 20 at Indian Creek Hill Cemetery.

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