Stacy Asbury Beck
Mr. Stacy Asbury Beck, of Wagner Road, Mocksville, died on Saturday, Aug. 14, 2021 at his home, following 92 years of determination and a battle with terminal delirium Alzheimer’s disease.
He was born on Jan. 19, 1929 in Davie County, the eldest child of the late Walter Taft Beck and Gurtha Myrtle Draughn Beck.
He loved basketball and baseball in school and was an outstanding player. He kept a bat in his hands with work and church teams well into his 50s, when his sight put a halt to his career. Mr. Beck was concerned about his family, wanting to know where everyone was, what they did that day, and that each was accounted for. His love of physical labor and the outdoors would have kept him in the woods with his uncle Paul Jones, but his severe reaction to poison oak sent him inside to spend 42 years finishing furniture as the Mocksville plant went from Drexel, Heritage, Drexel-Heritage, Champion, and finally, Lexington Home Brands. He worked himself up from pushing a broom to being the plant superintendent. When he wasn’t at work or tending to his property, he was at Bear Creek Baptist Church, serving as a Sunday School teacher, deacon, or serving in other capacities. His love of sports caused him to encourage men through then church softball. He touched a lot lives in ways he didn’t even realize and will be remembered with love and gratitude.
He was also preceded in death by: his wife, Mary Frances “Pan” Atkinson Beck; a daughter, Elizabeth Ann; great-grandchild, Willow Beck; and grandparents, William Asbury and Lula Bowles Beck, and John Clark and Martha Simpson Draughn.
Survivors: 3 children, Patti Newsom (Curt) of Hamptonville, Susan Carter (Rick) of Mocksville, and Andy Beck of Mocksville; 3 grandchildren, Andrew Beck (Hannah), Ashleigh Byrd, and Cameron Beck; great-grandchildren, Makyiah Byrd, Colton Beck and Lincoln Beck; and sisters, Dorothy Cranfill and Peggy Whittaker.
A graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m., Thursday, Aug. 19 in Bear Creek Baptist Church with the Rev. Greg McEwen officiating. The public may pay respects to Mr. Beck from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday at Eaton Funeral Home.
Memorials: William R. Davie VFD, PO.Box 934, Mocksville; Well Care Hospice through https://www.ahhcnc.org/foundation; Bear Creek Baptist, 492 Bear Creek Church Road, Mocksvill; or a charity of the donor’s choice.