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Beam Funeral Service & Crematory
Wednesday March 9th, 2022
2:00pm - 3:00pm

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Ernest "Calvin" Philbeck

Ernest “Calvin” Philbeck, 69, of Marion, North Carolina, passed away Thursday, March 03, 2022 at the Memorial Campus of Mission Hospital in Asheville.

 

He was born May 23, 1952 in Old Fort to the late Ernest Buford Philbeck and Barbara Jo Turner Philbeck.

 

Calvin was an electronic engineer for UNC-TV. He was an amateur radio operator who owned the local repeater for McDowell County, and he was also an avid member of the amateur radio club. Calvin was also a well-known musician who traveled everywhere playing his music. He thoroughly enjoyed visiting Killough’s.

 

In addition to his parents, he is also preceded in death by a granddaughter, Tabitha Gibson; and two brothers, Steven Philbeck and Ricky Philbeck.

 

He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Shirley Hudgins Philbeck; his daughter, Tracy Michelle Philbeck Gibson; four grandchildren, Elizabeth Gibson, Eden Gibson, Furie Benge, and Jamey Benge; and four siblings, Daniel Philbeck, Paul Philbeck, Diane Branch, and Debbie Chippeaux (Mike).

 

The family will receive friends on Wednesday, March 09, 2022 from 2:00 until 3:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Beam Funeral Service.


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A candle was lit in memory of Ernest Philbeck

Kandice Collins Mar 9 2022 5:03 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Ernest Philbeck

Kandice Collins Mar 9 2022 5:03 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Ernest Philbeck

Kandice Mar 9 2022 5:02 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Ernest Philbeck

Kandice Collins Mar 9 2022 5:02 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Ernest Philbeck

Cynthia Gordon Locklear Mar 9 2022 1:06 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Ernest Philbeck

Selita Mar 9 2022 9:20 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Ernest Philbeck

Selita Mar 9 2022 9:11 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Ernest Philbeck

Andy Pagoota, W4WNO Mar 9 2022 7:19 AM

Gary: Thanks for all the fond memories on Steep Street and bumming around with Ham Radio. Always, KJ4PJX
Cicci: Calvin, thanks for all the rides to shows with me and thanks for being the perfect gentleman! Shirley, you truly had a one in a million husband, but you always knew that. Calvin, I will most certainly meet you in Paradise someday soon, Maybe we can pick for the angels, the people already there, but mostly for the joy of God the Father and God the son, and the Holy Ghost! Looking forward to it! Shirley, we will remember you and the rest of the family in our prayers, You guys have just been through a lot here lately. We love you and hope to see you soon. Cicci

Gary Reep and Cicci Wisavaornsakow-Reep Mar 8 2022 3:41 PM

Gary: For all the fond memories on Steep Street and bumming around with Ham Radio. Thanks for being best friend ever. Always: KJ4PJX Gary
Cicci: I am sure going to miss you just knowing you're not here with us! Thank you for all the years of enjoying traveling with you. (YOU were always the most perfect gentleman I've ever known) A man who truly loved his wife and child and was always looking out for them. Shirley, you truly had a one in a million husband, but I know that you knew that. I'll definitely see you again in Paradise, Calvin! Love you and your family so much. Cicci

Cicci Wisavakornsakow-Reep Mar 8 2022 3:20 PM

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