Harry Carl Beck

Harry Carl Beck
Harry Carl Beck

, 91, passed away on August 18, 2022.  He was born in Amarillo TX, January 3, 1931.


He lived in Southern California for twenty-five years, working in the shoe industry. Harry described his time in California as a “twenty-five-year vacation.”


He returned to Amarillo in the mid-1990s and established Beck Cowboy Boots, continuing a family boot-making tradition that began when his father Earl Beck and uncle Bearl Beck established Beck Brothers Boots in Dalhart in the 1930s.

Harry was an avid bridge player and achieved his goal of Life Master.


Harry is survived by two daughters:  Carolyn Furnish (husband Shearle) of Little Rock AR, and Carla Desmond (husband Dennis) of Portland OR, eight Desmond grandchildren, his sister Janelle Hutchison of Amarillo, as well as many nieces and nephews.


He was preceded in death by his wife Kay Beck, his son Biff Beck, grandson Brian Beck, his parents Leta and Earl Beck, and two sisters, Earline Wynn and Joleta Keeter.


Harry also had many beloved friends in Amarillo. Most especially, are Jan Covalt and her family who surrounded him with love in his last year.


Harry had no wish for memorial services.  Burial will be in the Silverton, TX cemetery alongside his wife, Kay Beck.

Please direct memorial donations to the American Heart Association.

3 Replies to “Harry Carl Beck”

  1. My wife and I loved Harry and Kay.
    I worked for Harry in California as a sales rep for his shoe company.
    He was a most generous man and he and Kay both had such great wit they kept us laughing all the time. I learned a ton from Harry that later helped me in my future businesses. Hearing of his passing brings back so many fun memories.
    We will miss you Harry.
    Gwilym & Peggy McGrew
    Los Angeles

  2. Harry was faithful life long friend to my father, Bruce Autry. Harry ‘s sense of humor and zest of life could be seen by all who knew him.

  3. RIP, Harry Carl—prince of the Beck queendom, father to
    Carolyn, and friend to many. You will be missed by all who knew your cheerful and positive spirit, as well as your leatherworks expertise.
    Vaya con dios, mi amigo Harry Carl—
    Robyn Robertson Turner

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