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Proprietor of Beck automobile dealerships in Palatka dies just after contracting COVID-19

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – For additional than 30 a long time, Carl Beck owned five automotive dealerships in Palatka and utilized extra than 340 people today.

Close friends of the 81-yr-outdated advised Information4Jax that he died in a healthcare facility Wednesday afternoon soon after he contracted the coronavirus. They mentioned Beck was completely vaccinated.

“We have been so amazed and he fell extremely swiftly,” claimed Wayne McClain, Putnam County Chamber of Commerce chairman.

The Rev. Karl Flagg, who is the former mayor of Palatka, prayed with Beck in the clinic days right before he died. The two ended up longtime buddies.

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