NEW BOSTON, TEXAS- Johnnie A. Beck , age 91 of New Boston, Texas passed away Monday, December 19, 2011 in a local nursing facility. Mr. Beck was born July 6, 1920 in Prescott, Arkansas. He was a retired Naval Ship Welder, loved spending time with his family, farming, raising livestock, fishing and waving at the tax payers as they drive by. He is preceded in death by his parents, William Thomas and Venus Beck.
Survivors include his wife, Ethel Beck of New Boston, Texas, two sons Johnnie William Beck of Napa, California, Johnnie Carlton Beck of Simms, Texas, one daughter, Jeaninne C. Walker of New Boston, Texas, one step daughter, Addie Shannon of New Boston, Texas, one stepson, O’Neal Runnels of New Boston, Texas, grandchildren, Jonelle Raffino, Jonna Lewis, Eric Penny, Brandi Ward, Stephene Johnson, Ryan Beck, Carly Beck, David D. Shannon, three great grandsons, six great granddaughters and a number of other relatives and friends.
Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 A.M. Friday, December 23, 2011 in the Bates-Rolf Chapel, New Boston with Bro. Steve Minter officiating. Interment will be in Red Bayou Cemetery, New Boston under the direction of Bates-Rolf, New Boston. Visitation will be from 5:30 until 7:30 P.M. Thursday, December 22, 2011 at the funeral home.