James W. Beck

Rev. James W. Beck, 95, of Monticello passed away Friday, February 8, 2019 at Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Pine Bluff. He was born March 12, 1923 in Tuckerman to the late Sam Beck and Stella Hunter Beck.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife of 76 years, Mildred Thompson Beck;  one sister, Gracie Stone; and two brothers, Owen Beck and Earl Beck.
Rev. Beck was a retired Assembly of God minister, a United States Army Veteran of World War II and a member of First Assembly of God Church of Monticello. He pastored churches in North and South Arkansas for 50 years.
He was truly a servant of the Lord, witnessing up to the last day of his earthly life.  He was a very kind and loving man, a devoted husband, father and grandfather.
As a young man, he loved and played all kinds of sports and served his country in the U.S. Army, serving on the front lines in Germany. He will be lovingly missed by his family and by those who loved him.
Survivors include two daughters, Mary Culpepper of Fayetteville and Phyllis (Rick) Binns of the Rock Springs community; four grandchildren, Angelia (David) Smith of Woodlawn, Todd Morrison of Sulphur Springs, Brian (Cristina) Culpepper of Fayetteville and Dr. Chris Culpepper of Benton; seven great-grandchildren, Ashley Butler, Hunter Smith, Storm Smith, Jordan Davis, Willem Culpepper, Walden Culpepper and Clara Culpepper; five great-great grandchildren, Traver Butler, Allysa Butler, Kaylie Butler and Orin Smith; and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, February 13, 2019 at First Assembly of God Church with burial to follow in Enon Cemetery at Rye with military honors. Visitation will be held one hour prior to service time at the church.
Online guestbook: www.stephensondearman.com.
(Paid obituary)

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