Memorial services for Washita County Undersheriff Brian Beck, 40, were scheduled for 10:30 a.m. today (Tuesday) at Elk City First Baptist Church, officiated by Dennis Knight.
Beck was born Jan. 8, 1974 in Clinton, the son of Carolyn “Kay” Louise and David Wayne Beck. He died in the line of duty Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014.
Beck grew up and attended schools at Canute, graduating in 1992. During his high school years he attended the Western Technology Center and studied meat processing and marketing classes.
After graduation, he worked at Puckett’s Foods in Sayre, Elk City, Clinton and Cordell and also joined the Canute Volunteer Fire Department.
In 1998, Beck attended Council on Law Enforcement Education Training (CLEET) where he obtained awards for shooting and driving. After completion of his CLEET training he went to work for the Canute Police Department and also served as a reserve for the Washita County Sheriff’s Department.
He married Shannon (Chronister) Beck at Canute on Aug. 19, 2000. After their marriage they continued to make their home in Canute. In 2001, Beck obtained a position with the Washita County Sheriff’s Department as a deputy and was named the undersheriff in 2013.
Preceding him in death were his uncle, Terry Vinson; and a grandfather, Eddie Vinson.
Survived by his wife, Shannon, and two daughters, Melinda Beck and Kamie Beck, all of the home; his mother, Kay Beck, Canute; his father, David Beck, and his wife, Debbie, Elk City; two brothers, Brad Beck and his wife, Mandy, Canute, and Brent Beck, Canute; an aunt and uncle, Brenda and Perry Bronn, Elk City; nieces and nephews, Ashlen, Jessika, Isaiah, Ethan, Madison, Hannah and Evie; and grandparents, J.D. and Audean Beck.
The family suggests memorial contributions may be made in Beck’s name at Canute First State Bank, P.O. Box 430, Canute, OK 73626.
At the family’s request, there will be no viewing.