John F. Beck
John F. Beck
  • January 17, 1938 - October 30, 2017
  • Richmond, Virginia

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BECK, John Francis, 79, of Henrico, passed away on Monday, October 30, 2017. He was a graduate of Thomas Jefferson High School and the University of Richmond. John worked for a number of years for Southern Cross Mattress Company, selling products in the southern portion of Virginia to eastern Texas. Following his tenure with Southern Cross, he assumed a position with a local cemetery and a funeral establishment, from which he retired. He attended Varina Episcopal Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, Herbert "Que" Beck and Mary Beck. He is survived by his cousins, Joan Beck Willis, Scott and Evie Willis, Madeline Willis and Sophie Willis. John was known by his family and friends as "Uncle John" and was proud to be "everybody's Uncle." He loved the Redskins and the Yankees and played golf as a younger man. John had an engaging personality and could carry on a conversation about almost anything. The family will receive friends at Nelsen Funeral Home on Friday, November 3, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. A funeral service will be held at Varina Episcopal Church on Saturday, November 4, at 10 a.m. Interment will follow in Forest Lawn Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Covenant Columns Manor, 508 Park Ave., Richmond, Va. 23223. Online condolences may be made at