William B. “Boomer” Beck, 59, of Taylorville passed away at 8:53pm, Friday, February 13, 2015 in St. Augustine, Florida. He was born on September 22, 1955 In Bonne Terre, Missouri, the son of Muril and Frances Drum Beck. He grew up in Blue Mound, Illinois. On October 7, 1977 he married Patricia Mizeur in Taylorville. He was a shop foreman at F. J. Murphy & Son in Springfield. He loved to spend time with his family. He also loved to play golf, softball, baseball, and to bowl. He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church and Moose Lodge #1516.

Boomer is survived by his wife: Patty Beck of Taylorville; daughter: Robyn Beck of Taylorville; son: Bryon Beck of St. Louis Missouri; best Friend and faithful companion: Dixie; Mother: Frances Beck, of Blue Mound; brothers: Gary Beck, wife Cindy, of Pennsylvania, Roger Beck, wife Shirley of New Mexico, and Curtis Beck of Blue Mound; sisters: Jan Weathers, husband Michael, of Mt. Vernon, Illinois, and Barb Beck of Blue Mound. He was preceded in death by his Father, and brother: Donald Beck.

A funeral mass will be held at 11:00am on Saturday, February 21, 2015 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Taylorville with Fr. Alan Hunter officiating. Visitation will be from 5 until 8pm on Friday at McClure Funeral Home. A prayer service will be held at 4:45pm Friday. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Taylorville.

Memorials may be made to the Christian County Animal Shelter. McClure Funeral Home in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements.

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