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Lawrence Thomas Beck
© Alva Review-Courier
Submitted by: Jo Aguirre

© Alva Review-Courier

February 9, 1936 - November 4, 2020

Graveside services for Lawrence "Larry" Thomas Beck will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, November 7, 2020, at the Manila Cemetery with Tommy Leatherman officiating. Interment is under the direction of Marshall Funeral Home of Alva.

Lawrence "Larry" Thomas Beck, son of the late Fred and Anna (Peschka) Beck, was born February 9, 1936, in Odin, Kansas, and passed away November 1, 2020, in Alva, Oklahoma, at the age of 84 years, 8 months and 22 days.

Larry grew up in Odin and graduated from Odin High School with the Class of 1954. He served in the United States Army and served one tour in Korea. He moved to Waynoka in 1977 and went to work at Litzenberger Construction as a heavy equipment operator. On February 26, 1983, he was united in marriage to Peggy Herrmann in Waynoka.

One of his greatest joys in life was all of his children, grandkids and great grandkids. He enjoyed woodworking.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Art Beck; three sisters, Dorothy Johnson, Leona Weiser, and Mildred Fitzstephens; and one son-in-law, Bob Bettencourt Jr.

Larry is survived by his wife, Peggy, of Waynoka; two sons, Brad Beck and wife Brenda of Waynoka and Shawn Lewis and wife Brenda of Ponca City; four daughters, Jolinda Bettencourt of Alva, Shannon Treece and husband Tommy (of Waynoka), Shelly Collins and husband Kenny (of West Plains, Missouri), and Sharon Shelton and husband Terry (of Milton, Kansas); 13 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; other relatives and friends.

Memorial contributions may be made through the funeral home to the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation.

Remembrances may be shared with the family at http://www.marshallfuneralhomes.com.

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