David Clayton Beck
David Clayton Beck, 61, of Champaign passed away Thursday (May 8, 2014) at his home in Scottsdale, Ariz.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m., Friday, May 16, 2014, at Heath and Vaughn Funeral Home, 201 N. Elm, Champaign.
Graveside services will be at 10 a.m., Saturday, May 17, 2014, at Grandview Memorial Gardens, Champaign.
David was born in Champaign on Nov. 20, 1952, a son of Robert and Norma (Watson) Beck.
David is survived by a brother, Steve Beck of Illinois, two daughters, Carrie Beck and her husband Johnny Navarette; Stacie Beck and her husband Andrew Barciz, both of Arizona. There are five grandchildren, Noa, Alexzander, Dakota, and Mykenzie Navarette and Mason Barciz.
David grew up in Champaign and graduated from Central High School in 1970. He was married Oct 1, 1972 (later divorced).
David raised his family in Champaign working for the Durst Company of Champaign-Urbana 1968-1975 and Waste Concepts in Champaign 1975-1978. He then moved to Scottsdale, Ariz. in October of 1978 where he worked as a Grounds Keeper at the Arizona Biltmore in Phoenix, AZ 1978-1986. He then returned to Champaign in 1988 where he lived with his mother and father, working various jobs until he retired due to disability. In 2012 he moved to Scottsdale, where he spent time with his daughters, grandchildren and friends in Arizona.
David loved his dog Missy, and he loved shopping, he could always find a good deal on the clearance rack. He loved to joke around and he always tried to help everyone he met.
Preceding him in death were his parents and his brother, Jack Beck.
Memorial contributions in David’s name may be made to an organization of the donor’s choice.
Heath and Vaughn Funeral Home, 201 N. Elm, Champaign is assisting with service arrangements.
Condolences may be offered online at www.HeathandVaughn.com.
To All of the Beck Family—
May God give you the comfort and strength you need to endure your loss. May you also be encouraged by our heavenly Father’s promise that we will be reunited with our dear loved ones.
Love cousin Pat Maley-Curtis in Bull Shoals, Arkansas.