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In Memory of

Ronald Wayne Beck

January 21, 1938 - June 12, 2017

Obituary


Ronald Wayne Beck of Birmingham died June 12, 2017. He was 78 years old.

Ron was born to Mr. Charles Johnson and Mrs. Ruby (Heathcock) Beck on January 21, 1939. He lived most of his life in Alabama, but did travel with the US Navy having served in the late 1950's and early 1960's. While in the Navy, he trained in electronics and computers. That training would define his professional career.

Ron worked for various companies. He was tasked with helping those companies make the leap into the computer...

Ronald Wayne Beck of Birmingham died June 12, 2017. He was 78 years old.

Ron was born to Mr. Charles Johnson and Mrs. Ruby (Heathcock) Beck on January 21, 1939. He lived most of his life in Alabama, but did travel with the US Navy having served in the late 1950's and early 1960's. While in the Navy, he trained in electronics and computers. That training would define his professional career.

Ron worked for various companies. He was tasked with helping those companies make the leap into the computer age. He was a leader in the computer revolution for businesses.

Ron also loved golf. He was a lifetime member of the Terry Walker Country Club in Leeds. He was a very good golfer himself, occasionally winning Club tournaments. He aced Hole 17 at Coosa Pines Golf Course just a couple of years ago.

Ron leaves behind three children, Ronald Wayne, Jr., John Edward, and Donald Jason.

Memorial Service will be 4:00, June 16th at Ridout's Valley Chapel, Homewood, followed by a reception.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Crohn's and Colitis Foundation.

Arrangements under the direction of Ridout's Valley Chapel, Homewood, AL.