James Merritt Beck, 72, died Aug. 31, 2015. He was born June 30, 1943 in Riverside, Calif., with the name Orville Merritt Borden.
James retired as a Sergeant for the Austin Police Department after 28 years of service. He then continued his law enforcement career working as a police officer for the Lockhart Police Department and Saint Edwards Police Department.
He earned h
is Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees from St. Edward’s University. He enjoyed scouting, gardening, fishing and researching genealogy.
He is survived by his wife, Carol Beck; two sons, Jim Beck and wife, Brande, and Scott Beck and wife, Brandy; and four grandsons, Calvin, Jonathan, Jason and Jacob.
A graveside service was scheduled at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015, at the Lockhart City Cemetery with a Celebration of life to follow at the First Lockhart Baptist Church.
Arrangements under the care and guidance of McCurdy Funeral Home, 105 E. Pecan, Lockhart, Texas 78644, (512) 398-4791. To