Warren Lane Beck
August 8, 1942 — February 13, 2023
Savannah Lakes Community
On February 13, 2023, our world lost a kind and gentle man. Warren Lane Beck left our loving arms and entered into the arms of his Lord.
Born on August 8, 1942, to Viola Grubb Beck and Richard Lee Beck. Warren was raised in Spencer, NC. He was a lifelong member of Oakdale Baptist Church, played in Spencer Little League baseball, coached by his father. He earned the highest rank of Eagle Scout. A graduate of North Rowan High School and a Erlanger Scholarship Recipient, graduating from North Carolina State with a Textile Chemistry Degree, Graduate School of Business from University of North Carolina, attending Wake Forest University, Clemson University and Center of Creative Leadership in Greensboro, NC
Warren began his career in management with North Carolina Finishing Company, working his way up the corporate ladder to become President with additional responsibilities of the New York City Sales Office. During this time, he served six years in the North Carolina Air National Guard receiving a honorable discharge.
Warren gave of himself by serving his fellow man as Executive Board Member of Boy Scouts of America, Eagle Scout Association, Past President of Salisbury Sales and Marketing, past president of Rowan County United Way, past board member of United Way of North Carolina, Catawba College, Salisbury-Rowan YMCA, Citizens Federal Savings and Loan, Wills Memorial Hospital Foundation, and past Rotarian. He served 13 years as Vice President and Treasurer of Emerald Cove II HOA and served on the Ran Fairburn Foundation Scholarship Committee.
His long-time joy of sailing and sailboat racing took him to Lake Norman where he was Trustee and twice past Commodore of Outrigger Yacht Club. He often said he was the first Commodore to be recycled. His many racing trophies proudly line the shelves of his office.
Warren was instrumental in acquiring a textile dye and finishing plant that had been closed due to bankruptcy in Statesboro, GA.
230 employees lost their jobs when the doors closed. Warren and his partner bought the plant and reopened the doors with 20 employees. Warren was named President and CEO. Soon after the opening, the rehiring of those employees started. Local papers covered the closing and reopening with many articles. With one being entitled “One Beck of a Guy”.
Warren and Judy moved to Savannah Lakes Village in McCormick, SC.
Warren’s retirement was enjoyed with his many friends, golf, and trips to the beach.
Warren was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Robert Lewis Beck, and Donald Lee Beck. His memories will be cherished by his wife of 51 years, Judy Meng Beck, sister-in-law Juanita Beck, nieces Vickie Beck Gantt (Rod), Donna Beck Bryant, (Ted) Pat Sechler, great nieces Amanda Gantt, Emily Gantt Simerson (B.J.) Jamie Cannady, Deneen Sechler Nance (Ray), great nephews Brent Sechler (Jen), Josh Cannady (Andrea), and Many great, great nieces and nephews.
A private service was held February 15 at Rowan Memorial Park Mausoleum in Salisbury, NC. The ashes of Warren’s beloved dog, Bentley, were placed with him as he requested.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in memory of Mr. Beck may be sent to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105; McCormick County Humane Society,
PO Box 900, McCormick, SC 29835; or Tunnel to Towers Foundation, 2361 Hylan Blvd, Staten Island, NY 10306.
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