Douglas Eugene Beck, 74, of El Campo passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020 in a Wharton nursing center. He was born in Smithville on Dec. 8, 1945 to the late Emil Joseph and Ella Frances Terrel Beck.
Douglas was raised in the Boling area and graduated from Boling High School. Following high school, he spent a lengthy time in the United States Marines Corps serving our nation honorably. He married Geneva Blanche Wingo on Sept. 30, 2002 in Wharton. Douglas enjoyed cooking, gardening and spending time with his grandchildren.
Douglas is survived by his wife of 17 years, Geneva Beck of El Campo; daughters: Mary Svec of Wharton, and Brenda Sanchez of Wallis; sons: David Wingo of El Campo, Daniel Southwood of Wharton, Stanley Southwood of Hungerford, and Henry Southwood of Wharton; sisters: Pat Calcote of Grapeland, and Becky Luedeck and husband Glenn of Louise: brother Billy Dean Beck of Boling; grandchildren: Anessa Quijas, Skilyn Marie Wingo, David Christopher Wingo, Eric Estrada, Jonathon Ray Wingo, David Ray Wingo, Jr., Sabrina Renee Wingo, Adam Paul Andrade, Vanessa Southwood, Rebecca Quijada-Orellana and husband Marvin Quijada-Orellana, Katherine Southwood, Katherine Schmidt and Henry Stevens; great-grandchildren: Caleb Guzman, Rihanna Gusman, Gabriel Southwood, Noah Zamora and Marcus Zamora, Iycis Jackson and Gabriel Southwood; numerous great-great-grandchildren; niece Deborah Mozisek; great nieces: Selena Moreno and Veronica Guajardo; and great-nephews: Matthew Moreno and Isaac Guajardo, along with many other extended family members.
Visitation will be held Saturday, February 29 at the Chapel of Wharton Funeral Home after 6 p.m. Funeral services will be held Sunday, March 1 at 2 p.m. at Wharton Funeral Home with the Rev. John Williams officiating. Burial will follow in Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery in Wharton with military honors provided by members of the Wharton American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Services are under the direction of Wharton Funeral Home. Condolences may be left at whartonfuneralhome.com.