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Henry “Wayne” Beck, 77
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Mr. Henry “Wayne” Beck, 77, of Spencer went to be with his lord on Tuesday, Oct. 22, surrounded by family.  

Wayne was born Jan. 18, 1942 in Chattanooga to the late Henry Elmer and Eula Maude Smith Beck. He was an Army veteran, a retired Civil Servant with the Department of Defense Naval Weapons Station in Goose Creek, S.C., and worked at Walmart in McMinnville for over 16 years.  

Wayne was a proud member of the Omar Shrine Temple in Charleston, S.C. for over 50 years.  He was a Mason with Ezel Lodge 381 of Morrison, a member of Knoxville Scottish Rite and a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 6598 of Harriman. 

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers Richard B. Beck and Billy “Dexter” Beck.

Wayne is survived by his loving wife of 56 years Nancy Beck, daughters Kimberley (Tony Hunt) Beck of Ladson, S.C., and Kristen Beck of Charleston, S.C., brother; Thomas W. (Betty) Beck of Tacoma, Wash., grandchildren; Krystle R. Hunt, Kelsey L. Hunt and Abbigaile M. Hunsucker, nephew Larry Beck, niece Dranda McCullough, and dear friends Paul Ross and Christy Bouldin. He also leaves behind a large extended family, including nieces and nephews and sister-in-law Donna Beck.

Funeral serviceswill be Saturday, Oct. 26, at 1 p.m. in the Layne Chapel with Bro. Bruce Corbin officiating. Burial will follow at Shockley Cemetery with military honors by American Legion Post 207 of Spencer. Visitation will be held Friday, Oct. 25, from 4 to 9 p.m. and Saturday from 11 a.m. till time of service.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to the staff at Avalon Hospice of McMinnville for their love and care of Wayne in these last few months. Flowers would be greatly loved and appreciated by the family.  In living memory of Wayne, donations to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or any No Kill animal shelter near you in memory of his beloved dog Fergie. Online condolences may be made at

Layne Funeral Home & Cremation services of Spencer in charge of arrangements (931) 946-4444.

Southern Standard

(McMinnville, Tenn.) Oct. 25, 2019