He was born in Macon County, N.C., to Jefferson Davis Beck Jr. and Alice Maria Speed Beck.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Ned Beck.
He is survived by: his loving wife, JoAnn Beck; three sons, Dr. Scott Beck and wife Allison of Rabun Gap, Johnny Beck and wife Torri of the Warwoman community and Joey Beck and wife Brooke of the Warwoman community; a sister, Wanda Dunn of Tallulah Falls; three grandchildren, Timothy Beck, Tucker Beck and Lawson Beck; and several nieces and nephews.
Sam served proudly in the Army National Guard and the Air National Guard. He was a consultant for Casteel Property Management, served on the Rabun County Department of Family and Children Services board and was past director of Georgia State DFCS board. He was a past member of the RCD board. He was commander of American Legion Post 220. Sam loved his grandchildren very much and thoroughly enjoyed helping others. He attended Antioch United Methodist Church, and his hobbies included being an avid train lover.
Funeral services were held Tuesday at Antioch United Methodist Church with the Revs. James Turpin, Larry Cannon and Jim Carver officiating.
Memorial donations in John Samuel Beck’s memory may be made to the Warwoman Fire Department or to a charity of one’s choice.
Beck Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. An online guestbook is available at http://www.beckfuneralhome.com.
The Clayton Tribune, Sept. 27, 2012