William Bryant Beck Sr.

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William Bryant Beck Sr., 83, a resident of Elmore, passed away Saturday, May 28, 2016, surrounded by family and friends.

Beck was born on Feb. 24, 1933, to the late Thomas Beck and Dorothy Beck Bickar. He was a minister and missionary for the Church of Christ for more than 65 years.

He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Bettye Beck of Elmore; children, William Beck Jr. of Jacksonville, Florida, Timothy Beck of Whites Creek, Tennessee, Rebecca Vander Maas of Jacksonville, Florida, Joseph Beck of Brentwood, Tennessee, and Anita Beck of Elmore; brother, Tom Beck of Texas; 16 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

A graveside service will be held Saturday, June 4, 2016, at 1 p.m. at Walker Memory Gardens in Jasper, with William Beck III, Baron Vander Maas and Ellis Coats officiating. A memorial service will be held Saturday, June 11, 2016, at 2 p.m. at Panama Street Church of Christ in Montgomery.

Serving as active pallbearers will be William Beck III, Brock Beck, Christian Beck, Nicholas Beck, Chase Harris, Micah Beck, Jordan Beck and Adam Beck. Honorary pallbearers will be Rick Vander Maas, Blake Wilson, Michael Beck, Parker Beck, Alex Beck, Tate Beck and Rhett Wilson.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Thailand Literature Program, C/O Salem Church of Christ, 9671 Highway 17, Florence, AL 35634.

Wetumpka Memorial Funeral Home, Wetumpka; 334-567-7880