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Arlo N. Beck of Sheridan passed away at Baptist Health Medical Center on Feb. 2, 2014. He was born in Sheridan to Pearl Heath Beck and Homer Jeff Beck on Nov. 8, 1944
He was a heavy equipment operator at Alcao for 35 years and served in the U.S. Air Force for four years during the Vietnam war. He was an endless fountain of practical knowledge, and could always be counted on to build a fence, lay a line or repair a car, and pulled many motorists (including his wife) out of icy ditches between Sheridan and Benton.
He is survived by his wife, Susy; a brother, Lester Tommy Beck (Louise Leopard) of Rison; a brother-in-law, Henry Crutchfield of Klamath Falls, Ore.; nephews Kenneth Crutchfield of Oregon, Danny and Steven Beck (Carolyn) of Sheridan; nieces, Carolyn (Georges) Boujakly of Topeka, Kan., Rachel Black of Georgia; and an aunt, Lillie Mae Heath Cato of Hardin.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Georgie Jeff Beck; a sister, Irene Crutchfield; his parents; his stepfather, Robert N. Mack; and a niece, Rebecca Crossno.
Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 6. at Memorial Gardens Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Philadelphia Cemetery in Prattsville.
Visitation will take place two hours prior to service. Pallbearers are special hunting and fishing friend and Air Force buddy David Lee Beebe Sr.(Debbie); a nephew Danny Beck; former co-workers Randall Carroll, George Wilson, Billy Ward, Dillard Garrett and Bobby Wells; and high school buddies Joe Brewer and Wilson Furr.
Arrangements are by Memorial Gardens Funeral Home of Sheridan (870)942-1306.
Memorials may be made to Lost Creek Cemetery, P.O. Box 514, Sheridan, AR 72150.
Online guestbook: www.memorialgardenssheridan.com