Edward Beck

Obituary of Edward Meacham Beck

Edward Meacham Beck passed away on Sunday, Novewmber 10, 2019, after a long illness. Born in Montgomery, AL, Ed graduated from Auburn University in Civil Engineering. After a brief stint with the Unted States Public Service, Ed began a 50 year career with Law Engineering Company, and several firms which succeeded. He was involved in some high profile projects: the Northridge Earthquake recovery effort and the 9-11 tragedy, and several others. In 2007 the Becks moved to their home in Orange Beach, AL fulfilling a life time goal. Ed was diagnosed with terminal lung cancer in 2015; he then moved to Banner Elk, NC, to be closer to his daughter and her family. Ed is survived by his wife of 55 years, Mary Louise McArthur Beck; his son, Patrick Arthur Beck of Robertsdale, AL; daughter, Morgan Louise Beck-Herdklotz, son-in-law, Matthew Alan Herdklotz; grandson, Charlie M. Herdklotz, and granddaughter, Renn L. Herdklotz, all of Banner Elk, NC. Thank you to the Medi-Home Health and Hospice Nurses of Avery County who were unfailing with their love and care for Ed. Memorial gifts may be sent to Avery County Medi-Home Health and Hospice or to a charity of donor's choice. The Celebration of Life service will be held at Banner Elk Christian Fellowship on Saturday, November 16th at 2:00 p.m. Online condolences may be shared at www.austinandbarnesfuneralhome.com. Austin & Barnes Funeral Home & Crematory is serving the Beck family.
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