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Horatio “Raish” Beck

Posted By Jessica Twiford On November 13, 2021 @ 3:09 pm In Obituaries,Outer Banks | 31 Comments

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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.


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Condolence from Ben Reynolds on November 13th, 2021 3:44 pm

So sorry to hear this, rest in peace my friend. Give my folks a hug! One of my favorite barbershop characters! I’ll miss ya buddy. Prayers to the family!

Condolence from Doralynn Beck Lewis on November 13th, 2021 5:06 pm

I will surely miss you brother! I’m sad that you’re not here but grateful that you are in our Father’s house and we’ll see you again one day!

Condolence from Holly Meekins Williams on November 13th, 2021 5:50 pm

Keeping all of the family in thought and prayer in your great loss. Sincere sympathies.

Condolence from Shannon O’Neal on November 13th, 2021 10:33 pm

Phillip and family so very sorry for the loss of such an amazingly strong man Not only your father but a man that will never be forgotten by many.

Condolence from Sonny and Ginger Reber on November 13th, 2021 11:17 pm

Elsie and family, So sorry to hear of Raish’s passing. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Condolence from Joshua Granger on November 14th, 2021 8:54 am

Captain, I will miss you dearly, at church. I always admired your kind, sincere, earnest spirit. I’ll see you when it’s my time.

Condolence from Wayne Gray on November 14th, 2021 9:06 am

Sorry to hear of Raish passing. Lost contact with him after high school but he was a good friend. Condolences to the family

Condolence from Brenda Butler on November 14th, 2021 10:27 am

Elsie an family ,am so very sorry for all he had to go through,
We all had a special place in our heart for him an family , Love you all

Condolence from Allison Rucker on November 14th, 2021 10:35 am

Sorry to hear of your loss! Thought and prayers to you all.

Condolence from Stephen Saunders on November 14th, 2021 10:35 am

Fair Winds and Following Seas Capt, My Condolences to the Entire Family

Condolence from Susie Austin on November 14th, 2021 10:57 am

Elsie and family, so so sorry to hear of Raish’s death He was A good man and I’m sure will be missed by all. May all your precious memories help you through this time of sorrow.

Condolence from Karen L Walker on November 14th, 2021 1:11 pm

Elsie and family, heart sadden to hear this! Caring thoughts to each of you. A special love you had for one another. A testimony for sure of endearing relationship! Precious memories of by gone days! May God bring comfort and strength . He has joined circle of heaven , what a joyful reunion! Love and prayers.

Condolence from Bonnie Waits on November 14th, 2021 1:33 pm

Elsie, Phillip and Lauray, and all the family- Raish will be missed by all of us. Daddy sends his condolences and said he was a good old friend. I love y’all and you are in our prayers. He was one of the greatest men I knew and a great friend to many. ✝️❤️

Condolence from Tony Newman on November 14th, 2021 8:02 pm

My condolences

Condolence from Dale Jones on November 14th, 2021 8:03 pm

Elsie and family. Sorry for your loss. He was such a big personality that touched many lives and will be missed. I am honored to have known him. Hugs love and prayers

Condolence from Anna Brinson on November 14th, 2021 8:14 pm

So sorry for your loss prayers for the family he was a very special man. Elsie sending love and prayers for your comfort.

Condolence from Marcia Sawyer Bryant on November 15th, 2021 12:01 am

Phillip, Leslie and family…I’m sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. My prayers are with you as you now learn to navigate life without him physically with you. Good thing God gives us memories.

Condolence from Eloise & Al Glonek on November 15th, 2021 7:57 am

Elsie and family, Al and I have you in our thoughts and prayers. God bless you all and be with you during this time of sorrow.

Condolence from Faye Lewark Daniels on November 15th, 2021 10:08 am

My thoughts are with you and your family at this time; may your memories bring you comfort.

“Perhaps they are not stars, but rather openings in heaven where the love of our lost ones pours through and shines down upon us to let us know they are happy.” ~~ Eskimo Proverb

Condolence from Cecil Jones on November 15th, 2021 12:44 pm

When the Lord called for Captain Raish he must have needed someone for a gigantic endeavor. The Captain could certainly get things done, I believe if he had tried he could have spun straw into gold. The commercial fishing has lost one of the best and he will be sorely missed by all. Our condolences to Mrs. Elsie and the family

Condolence from Pamela Ermen on November 15th, 2021 2:31 pm

Mrs. Beck, Lauray, Caroline and Davis…Zoe and I send you all our love and are so sorry that you have to feel the pain of losing such a wonderful part of your life. Mr. Beck was a true patriarch of your family matched beautifully to the obvious love of his life Mrs. Beck, the true matriarch of your family. What a special fearless couple and an example you have been to so many! I know this isn’t a hole in your hearts, its a cavern, and we will pray that our merciful GOD brings you and all your family comfort right now as only he can. I know David leaped for joy when he saw him coming…thank GOD for that hope we have.

Condolence from Gene Garrison on November 15th, 2021 2:54 pm

A great man gone. Our loss is heavens gain. He and Elsie helped me and my family greatly over 45 years ago. So sorry for your loss.

Condolence from Heather Hunt on November 15th, 2021 5:06 pm

Dear Elsie and family. I am deeply saddened by the loss of Raish. Although, there are no words that I can extend to you today to ease your pain, I can promise you comfort and peace in the future. Sending my heartfelt condolences.

Heather Hunt

Condolence from Lillie Rowland on November 15th, 2021 7:24 pm

So sorry. You will be in my prayers.

Condolence from Bud & windy Gallop on November 16th, 2021 9:41 am

So very sorry for your loss. Praying for you an your family.

Condolence from Dawn and Ray Knapp on November 16th, 2021 10:06 pm

Elsie and family, our sincere condolences for the family. We are so thankful for Mr Raish. He was a blessing to so many. I know my brother will miss him dearly. He loved him so. You are in our thoughts. Asking God to provide the peace and comfort that only he can provide. We love you. ❤️

Condolence from Sunny and Deanna Briggs on November 17th, 2021 5:25 am

Love and prayer’s. Memories are gifts from God to hold you close till you meet again!

Condolence from Sylvia Sawyer on November 20th, 2021 2:01 am

Thought a lot of Raish.We were classmates in school.So sorry to hear of his passing

Condolence from Buddy and Debbie on November 22nd, 2021 2:10 pm

Dear Elsie, We are sorrowed to hear the news of Horacio passing. You all have been very kind to our family and we have been greatly blessed by you..

Condolence from Lisa Coltrain Stanley on November 22nd, 2021 9:37 pm

I thought very highly of Mr. Raish. My most sincere condolences for his family during this difficult time.
“Psalms 34:18 The Lord is close to the broken-hearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.”

Condolence from Dawn love Bubier on November 30th, 2021 1:21 pm

Elsie sorry to hear of the passing of your husband can’t picture you without him! May your wonderful memories carry you as you continue your journey without him!

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