AKRON Robert L. Beck Jr., 84, went home to be with the Lord on Dec. 11, 2012.
Born in Alliance, he lived most of his life in the Akron area, retiring from General Tire & Rubber Company.
Bob served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War, and was a member of the New Horizons Christian Church since 1952.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty; son Donald; and sister Wilda Anderson.
He is survived by daughter Debra Debbie Vargo; grandchildren John Vargo III, Jennifer Vargo, Robert Vargo and Jamie Beck; and great-grandson, Edward Ragan.
A funeral service will be held Saturday at 4 p.m. at the Hopkins Lawver Funeral Home, 547 Canton Road in Akron, with Pastor James Bane officiating.
Military rites will be conducted by Mogadore VFW Post 8487 following services at the funeral home.
Entombment will take place at Highland Memorial Park.
Friends may call at the funeral home from 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Summa, 444 N. Main St., P.O. Box 2090, Akron, OH 44398-6153.