Clyde Beck Sr.

May 24, 1919July 4, 2013
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Clyde Samuel Beck, Sr., 94, of Evansville, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, July 4, 2013. He was born on May 24, 1919 in Evansville.

He was a Bosse High School graduate. He was a veteran of the United States Army, serving during World War II. Clyde began working at L. G. Murry Plumbing Co. in 1936 learning the pluming trade. He later worked for H.G. Newman Plumbing Co. and also Wattam Pluming Co., in 1955 he began his own business, Clyde’s Plumbing Service. He then opened Clyde’s Plumbing and Bath Boutique in 1972. He retired in 1981 but continued to help with the business until 2004.

Clyde was a member of Grace Baptist Church where he served as a deacon for 50 years and served on several committees at the church. He was also involved with Constructors for Christ helping with church construction mission projects in various states.

He served on the Executive Board and property development committee of the Southwestern Baptist Association. He served on the Baptist Foundation of the State convention of Baptist in Indiana. Clyde also helped with construction of cabins and buildings at Highland Lakes Baptist Camp in Martinsville, IN.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 72 years, Nina Marie Hall Beck; his parents, Felix S. and Gussie Thomas Beck; sisters, Pansy May Stevens and Christine Voyles; and granddaughter, Stephanie Beck Tipton.

Clyde is survived by his son, Clyde Beck, Jr. and wife Mildred Morehead Beck of Evansville; daughter, Pat Savage and husband Tom of Olive Branch, Mississippi; grandson, Greg Savage and wife Val of Reynoldsburg, Ohio; great-grandchildren, Tawne Ann Nicole Bucherl, Zachary Harris, Phoebe, Joanna, Will and Nathan Savage.

The family would like to thank Dr. William Hardesty for his care for Clyde over the years.

Services will be held at 10:00 AM Monday, July 8, 2013 at Alexander North Chapel, officiated by Rev. Ray Deeter, Rev. Greg Savage, and Dr. Tom Savage with entombment at Alexander Memorial Park. Friends may visit Sunday from 2:00 to 6:00 PM at the funeral home. The Retired Veteran’s Memorial Club will perform military rites.

Memorial contributions may be made to Grace Baptist Church Mission Ministry, 1200 N. Garvin St., Evansville, IN 47711 and Constructors for Christ, 1114 Cavender, Dr. Dalton, GA 30720.


  • Visitation Sunday, July 7, 2013
  • Funeral Service Monday, July 8, 2013

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Ann Wallace

July 13, 2013

My heart is heavy to learn of the death of Mr. Clyde. I have been with Constructors For Christ for 26 years, where I met and learned to love Mr. Clyde & Mrs. Nina. What a Christian witness they were. They will always be a special part of my life and live forever in my memories. You are blessed indeed to have had wonderful parents. May you continue to be blessed and follow their example. Ann Wallace

Michele Hall

July 9, 2013

"It was only fitting he held on until July 4th....Independence Day....Talked to him Tuesday for about an hour the week before...He is now with Aunt Nina and all our family before us....Loved him very much. I will miss talking to him and recalling memories of the past... A wonderful Uncle...One of our patriarchs of the family gone but not forgotten....
Love his niece...Michele

July 8, 2013

We are sorry to hear about your Dad. May God bless and comfort you and your family during this time.
Brian & Jane Garrett

Rick Meyer

July 7, 2013

Pete, I am sorry to hear about the loss of your Dad. He was a great guy and I always enjoyed talking to him when I had the chance. Always appreciated the fast and reliable service the two of you provided to us at the Evansville Athletic Club. I know when I called with a problem you guys had it handled.

Valerie McKinney

July 7, 2013

Pete, Mildred and Tawne - So sorry to hear of your loss. What a wonderful and long life he lived. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Chris Born

July 7, 2013

Clyde, WOW what a wonderful gift God gave u to have ur dad live so long. God Bless!
Chris Born (Pizza Hut)

July 6, 2013

Remembering Mr. Clyde when he came to Middlefork Road Baptist Church to help build our church.
Thinking of you all
Joe and Janice Wadley, Luray, TN

Hershell and June Huey

July 6, 2013

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Tom B

July 6, 2013

Clyde used to do work for Snap Photo and was always a gentlemen, fair, and did quality work. A great man.