Captain Horatio “Raish” Beck, 81, of Rodanthe, NC passed away at home on Friday, November 12, 2021.
Born August 17, 1940, in Rodanthe to Walter Henry Beck and Laura Etta Scarborough, he was the grandson of Levene Westcott Midgett and Lucretia Midgett. He graduated from Cape Hatteras High School, class of 1958.
Raish fished all of his life and was a scallop boat captain for Wanchese Fish Company for 30 years.
He was devoted to his family and a faithful man of God. He has numerous friends up and down the East Coast. After retiring at 73, he could be found working on his beach cottages, at the church, in the garden, spending time with family, or riding around on his tractor.
Raish is survived by his wife of 61 years, Elsie Davis Beck, originally of Wanchese. Also, surviving are his son Phillip Beck (Leslie) of Rodanthe; daughter Lauray Kennerly of Virginia Beach; grandchildren Phil Beck, Danielle Howe (Carter), Krystal Beck, Caroline Kennerly, and Davis Kennerly; and great-grandchildren Janie, Esme, and Reece. Also, left to cherish his memory are special cousins Walter Stowe (Marilyn), Lynn Stowe; and many extended family members and friends. He was preceded in death by a brother, Johnny Beck.
He will be dearly missed by his family and friends.
Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm on Monday, November 15, 2021, at Fair Haven United Methodist Church in Rodanthe. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 am on Tuesday, November 16, 2021, at the church with Rev. Susie Fitch-Slater and Rev. David Daniels officiating with burial to follow in the family cemetery. All are welcome. The family will receive friends following the services.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Raish’s memory may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital (PO Box 1893, Memphis, TN 38101-9950 or online at https://www.stjude.org/).
Twiford Funeral Homes, Outer Banks is assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences and memories may be shared at www.TwifordFH.com.
Twiford Funeral Home (Outer Banks)
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