Jerry Garth Beck was born in Novelty, Knox County, Missouri June 2nd, 1939 to a close-knit family.
A gifted athlete in high school, Jerry was the first “athlete transplant” in the state. However, his interest in sports was primarily recreational. For his career, he wanted to become a teacher, and he began his studies to earn his teaching degree at Northeast Missouri State Teacher’s College.
After two years at Northeast, Jerry interrupted his studies to join the United States Marine Corps. During his four years in the Marines, Jerry gained a deep appreciation of this county He became a member of the Special Services Second Reconnaissance Battalion.
When Jerry returned to civilian life, he planned to finish his teaching degree. However, an unexpected injury to his father pulled Jerry out of school to help support the family. After joining the workforce, Jerry never went back to college.
He started in construction, soon becoming a general contractor. Soon after, Jerry’s interest in science and in the environment pulled him into the “clean air” industry. He established a business developing and manufacturing active ozone air purifiers which could be controlled remotely. He has been in the clean air business for 30 years and is currently founder and President of Millennium Manufacturing.
Jerry is also a member of the National Rifle Association and is a firm believer in our gun rights.
Jerry enjoys golf and all kinds of sport. He is the father of two sons Eric and Jason.