SSgt Ansel Jovi “AJ” Beck, 28, stationed in Colorado Spring, CO, of Hendersonville, TN, passed away on Monday, April 13, 2020.
SSgt Beck was born in Nashville, TN, on July 22, 1991. He graduated from Hendersonville High School where he played on the Commandos Football Team. SSgt Beck did his basic training at Lackland Air Force Base and his training to be a firefighter at Goodfellow Air Force Base in San Angelo, TX. He served in the United States Air Force as a firefighter and earned the following awards: Air Force Achievement Medal, Meritorious Unit Award, Air Force Outstanding Unit Award, Air Force Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Air Force Overseas Ribbon Short, Air Force Expeditionary Service Ribbon, Air Force Longevity Service, USAF NCO PME Graduate Ribbon, and Air Force Training Ribbon. AJ was very athletic and enjoyed helping others. He will be remembered the most by his family for always lighting up the room with his smile and being the anchor. SSgt Beck was preceded in death by his grandparents, Charles and Mary Beck, Paula Harris, and Ed Tywater.
Survivors include his parents, Charles Ansel Beck, Jr. (Gail Austin), Alice Tedaldi (Frank), and Edie Parks (Randy); sister, Faustin Haskins (Drew); a brother, Noah Beck; a niece, Ellie Haskins; a nephew, Dean Haskins; grandfather, Jimmy Harris, Sr.; and an uncle, Shane Tywater (Kim).
A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, June 6, 2020 at 11:00 A.M., Hendersonville Funeral Home with Daniel Johnson officiating. Inurnment will follow at Hendersonville Memory Gardens, Whispering Falls with military honors.
Gathering of Family & Friends will be held Friday, June 5, 2020 from 5:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M. and Saturday from 10:00 A.M. until 11:00 A.M. at Hendersonville Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers the family respectfully requests memorial contributions be made to your local fire department on AJ Beck’s honor or Wounded Warrior Project, https://www.woundedwarriorproject.org/donate
Visit the online obituary www.hendersonvillefh.com to post tributes and share memories, along with updated information about future Celebration of Life services after the virus pandemic.