Terry Beck, 68, of Sharpsburg, Iowa, entered eternal rest Wednesday, February 8, 2023 at the Creston Hospital, surrounded by his family. Funeral Services will be 10:30 A.M., Wednesday, February 15, 2023 at the Lenox Presbyterian Church, Lenox, Iowa. Burial will be at the North Fairview Cemetery, Lenox, Iowa. Open Visitation will be 2:00 – 6:00 P.M., with family receiving friends 4:00 – 6:00 P.M., Tuesday, February 14, 2023 at the Lenox Presbyterian Church. The family requests casual attire for all events. Pearson Family Funeral Service & Cremation Center is in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be directed to the family, to be determined. Memories and on-line condolences may be directed to www.pearsonfuneralhomes.com.
Terry Dale Beck, son of Roy Robert and Marjorie Darlene (Sparks) Beck, was born on April 30th, 1954 in Corning, Iowa. Terry was raised on the family farm alongside his older siblings Judy and Richard near Sharpsburg, Iowa. He attended school in Sharpsburg and later Lenox, where he graduated with the class of 1973. During school he enjoyed playing football and working on and driving cars with his friends. He furthered his education at Southwestern Community College completing the auto mechanics program. After college, Terry worked as a mechanic for the Chevy dealership in Clarinda, Iowa. Later, he returned home to farm with his brother and father, and later his nephew Brian, which became his life-long career.
Terry was united in marriage with Julie Veatch on April 18th, 1981. This union blessed him with three children: Chris, Jason, and Carrie. Together they lived in Lenox, later welcoming Clayton. After moving back to Terry’s childhood farm in Sharpsburg, Blythe unexpectantly joined them to happily complete their family.
Terry was a kind, hardworking man, who prioritized family matters over everything else. He was an avid “tinkerer” and took up many hobbies including remote control cars, airplanes, and drones, rebuilding antique tractors with his son Clayton, marksmanship, and woodworking to name a few. Terry loved to go camping, boating and spending his mornings and some afternoons in the feed store visiting with friends. Above all, he treasured his children and grandchildren by attending all their activities that he could. He has been accused by his kids of spoiling his grandchildren—investing in any hobby, toy, or activity he thought would interest them.
Left to cherish his memory are his loving wife of nearly 42 years Julie; his children: Chris Inman of Creston, Jason Inman of Lenox, Carrie (Mike) Wood of Corning, Clayton Beck of Lenox, and Blythe (Taylor) West of Prescott; his grandchildren: Ryan Wood (Erika Christensen), Bryson Wood, Brayden Wood, Matthew West, and Ethan West; his siblings: Judy (Richard) Lucht, and Richard Beck (Bertie Cronbaugh); sisters-in-law: Jean (Marv) Enger and Janice (Dean) David; brother-in-law, Duane (Shelley) Warrick; many nieces and nephews; and a host of friends.
Terry was preceded in death by his parents, Roy and Darlene Beck; brother, Robert (Bobby) Beck; nephews: Joe Beck and Elijah Warrick; father and mother-in-law, Walter and Leona Veatch; and brother-in-law, John Veatch.
His family finds comfort in knowing he will be reunited with his loved ones in heaven and thoughts of hugging him again one day.