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Frankie Lee Beck

December 17, 1932 — January 4, 2014

Frankie Lee “Frank” Beck of Lake Limestone, born December 17, 1932, passed away Saturday, January 4, 2014. Frankie spent his last peaceful days at Providence Hospice Place in Waco, where he slipped away early Saturday morning. A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, January 11, 2014, at the Groesbeck Funeral Home Chapel. Frankie grew up in the Mexia and Groesbeck area, where he met and married his best friend and wife of 62 years, Jay Lou Walton. After their marriage, Frankie and Jay Lou moved to Yuma, Arizona, where he worked his way from an air conditioning repairman to Customer Service Manager for Sears and Roebuck. After eighteen years and four children, they missed Texas too much, and moved back to the Fort Worth area, where owned his own air conditioning business. He later became the Maintenance Manager for Colonial Jettons. In 1985, Frankie and Jay Lou moved to Lake Limestone, after working two years on weekends to build their log home. Frankie had the skill and talent to do any kind of work, and with his wife as his assistant, they completed their own home and also built many fireplaces and other construction work for others. Frankie and Jay Lou owned and operated the Old Union Store for ten years, where they were friends with many neighbors and customers and became acquainted with many people. Frankie was also well known in his community as he helped establish the South Limestone County Water Co-op, and he served as President of the Board for many years. Frankie was preceded in death by his parents, William and Luda Beck of Mexia and Fort Worth; infant son of one month, Ricky Dean Beck; two brothers, Will Beck and Earl Beck; and a beloved sister and next-door neighbor at the lake, Helen Rickard. He is survived by his wife, Jay Lou Beck of Lake Limestone; son, Jay Frank Beck of Aubrey; two daughters, Sandra Glade of Midlothian and Tina Rae Beck of Lake Limestone; four grandsons, Jeff Beck, Clay Madden, Greg Beck, and Blake Silva, and one adored great grandson, Corban Lee Beck; and also his beloved dog, Roxanne. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Providence Hospice Place, 300 Hwy. 6, Waco, TX 76712 (254-537-4699.)
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