James (Tim) Beck Sr., 89, of Cherokee went home to be with the Lord Tuesday, April 26, 2022. A native of Cherokee, he was the son of the late Samuel Beck and Sarah Sneed Beck. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his wife, Janet Long Beck; son, James T. Beck Jr; granddaughters, Stephanie Beck and Deanna Beck; brothers, Samuel Beck, Quinten Beck, and Paul Beck, and one sister, Wilma Lambert.
He is survived by his children, Jack Allen Beck, Julie Beck Maney (Buffalo), Jeanne Beck, Jilinda Beck, and Joey Beck; 12 grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren; four great great grandchild; several nieces and nephews; his beloved dog, Bo, and his special family friends, Vice Chief B. Ensley, and Council Member David Wolfe.
Funeral services were held Thursday, April 28 at Crisp Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Ben Reed officiated with burial at Beck Cemetery. Military graveside rites were given by the Steve Youngdeer American Legion Post #143.
Pallbearers were Jamey Beck, Brandon Beck, Jordan Bennett, Robbie Stamper, Brent Gunter, and Wren Gunter.