Benjamin R. Keck, 76, of Van Buren, AR, and formerly of Amarillo, TX died Thursday, April 8, 2021.
Graveside services will be at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, April 15, 2021, at Llano Cemetery. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.
Ben was born January 20, 1945, in Fort Smith, AR to John and Mary Keck. Ben came to Amarillo in 1958, attending Amarillo College and West Texas State University. He served stateside in the Air Force during the Vietnam War.
Ben began his newspaper career in 1970, as a reporter for the Pampa News, joining the Amarillo Globe-News later that same year. He also served briefly in broadcast journalism. His work in journalism garnered numerous awards in both broadcast and print. Ben assumed the position of night city editor at the Globe-News which put him in charge of the reporting staff and local news content of the morning paper.
Survivors include his brother, Mike Keck, of Amarillo, TX; a son, Jason Keck and wife Kate, Jason’s mother Nan Keck, all of San Antonio, TX.