OBITUARY

Richard B. Beckner

November 27, 1936March 29, 2013

Richard (Dick) Beckner was born November 27, 1936 in Richmond, Virginia. His family moved to Atlantic City, New Jersey around 1946, were he grew up. He entered the US Army so he could go to the Korean conflict and later served two tours in Vietnam as a Special Intelligence and Interrogation Officer with 5th Group, Special Forces. Richard received training and certifications as a RANGER and SPECIAL FORCES and was awarded the TABS and Green Beret, his heart was always true to Special Forces, he was awarded the Bronze Star with Valor (V) device while serving in the Vietnam Campaign.

When Richard retired from the military, he transitioned to civilian life and started a new career as the Chief Investigator for the Public Defender Office in Pinellas County where, he retired from.

Richard was a Loving, Caring and Devoted Father, Grandfather, Great Grandfather Husband, Uncle and Brother. “We all Love you Dad and you will be missed terribly, but we know you have no more pain or suffering and you are with Mom again.”

Richard is predeceased by his Loving wife, Diane Beckner, of 57 years, Brother James Beckner, Daughter Dawn Alexander, Mother Frances and Father Charles (Sid) Beckner.

Survivors include his brothers Dabney and Charles (Mike) Beckner, sister Mary Barber, sons Richard Beckner Jr., Dominic Beckner and daughter Darlene Golden. Spouses are Phyllis Beckner, Roxanne Sykes and Gerard Golden. Grandchildren are Diana Bedford,Nicolas Beckner, Charles, Jonathan and Heather Alexander, Sean Engleke, Chris and Michael Golden, Tiffany Finch, great grandchildren, Carson Beckner, Zoey and Alex Golden, Callie Finch.

Memorial services will held at the home of son Richard Beckner Jr., on Monday, April 1, 2013 beginning at 1:00 PM, for more information please contact at (727) 282-6669. In lieu of flowers or gifts, please make donations to Suncoast Hospice in the name of Richard Beckner.

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Michael Golden

May 16, 2014

The man that inspired many to achieve life dreams and goals. Poppop, you were always there when I was young to guide me to the right path and always told me boldly when I was not heading the right way. I will always miss and love you. I hope we all can be at peace as you moved on to a better place along side Nanny.
With love,

Chris Golden

May 16, 2014

Poppop,
It has already been more than a year, but it hardly feels like its been even that long; you are always in our hearts and minds, on literally a daily basis, as I, and the rest of those you left behind, remember many of those memories that we had as I grew up. I love and miss you, and hope you are finally able to be at peace with Nanny, and those who have already passed on from this crazy world.
With Love,

Tiffany Finch

April 23, 2013

Poppop, I'm going to miss you. You were always there for me and the family, and I wish I could have been around more. I wish Callie would have been able to spend time with you and enjoy the things I enjoyed when I was younger. I remember we used to always have a blast whenever we spent time together. I know you've moved on to a better place, and I know you're smiling down on us all. I love you so much.
Love,
Tiffany

April 2, 2013

Dick life is short, we have not seeing you for so long, may your family find comfort that you passed away peacefully at the time of the Easter Ressurection that you are now reunited with God , your Mom, Dad, Dawn and Diane. May all your family find comfort in knowing that you are at peace. Love Carm and Dab

April 1, 2013

Dick You had a very special place in my heart! I felt there was a strong connection because the both of us love military life. I want you to know that I respected you and loved you so much! I would like to share with yo three special moments that I will cherish forever in my mind. #! When I went to over to eat crabs with Diane & you, I would just sit and watch you pick crabs for an hour and put all the meat t in a bowl, while everyone else Iwas eating the crabs . Then here is the part I like: Everyone would be finished and then you would sit any enjoy every morsel of the crab meat you picked for an hour and share it with ME! #2 In the last three years that I visited you, I would thoroughly enjoy having are little morning talks about the military, Diane, and my mom.. 3# I would drink all of your gatorade up, and I said " Dick" do you mind if I have some gatorade and he would get this little smile on his face and not say a word. Dick as I said before, I am happy for you that you have met up with your DAD, MOM AND DAWN, AND DIane again.
Love KAthy (your sister-in-law)

April 1, 2013

Dick , I will surely miss talking with you and seeing you. At this time , I know you are at peace and are not suffering anymore. I will be thinking of you twice a daily when I say my daily prayers. Love you very much! Michael

Darlene Golden

April 1, 2013

Dad, we both will miss you dearly. Although we know God has prepared a place for You it is still hard to let you go. We take comfort that you no-longer will be in pain, now go be with mom and Dawn this is your time to be happy. You taught us many great things, including how to love our children and to not take advantage and respect others. You will always be with us in our hearts. We Love and Miss You so much. From your loving daughter and son-in-law

Darlene & Jerry Golden

March 31, 2013

Psalm 18:2 ?The LORD is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge. He is my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.

Dad, we both will miss you dearly. Although we know God has prepared a place for You it is still hard to let you go. We take comfort that you no-longer will be in pain, now go be with mom and Dawn this is your time to be happy. You taught us many great things, including how to love our children and to not take advantage and respect others. You will always be with us in our hearts. We Love and Miss You so much. From your loving daughter and son-in-law

Darlene & Jerry Golden

March 31, 2013

Psalm 18:2
The LORD is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge. He is my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.

Dad, we both will miss you dearly. Although we know God has prepared a place for You it is still hard to let you go. We take comfort that you no-longer will be in pain, now go be with mom and Dawn this is your time to be happy. You taught us many great things, including how to love our children and to not take advantage and respect others. You will always be with us in our hearts. We Love and Miss You so much. From your loving daughter and son-in-law

Phyllis Beckner

March 31, 2013

Dad,as I sit here and write this to you,I am at a loss for words about how I feel about and how much you meant to me and how you had an impact on my life.You let me lean on you during one of the most difficult times of my life when you amazing son(my husband)was sent to war,"PULL UP YOUR BOOT STRAPS GIRL"you used to tell me.Dad I love you with all my heart and I will carry you there with Mom always and forever.You are at peace now and NO MORE pain.I promised you that I will take care of you son,and I will keep that promise.Thank You for your strength and love(I learned alot from you)I LOVE YOU ALWAYS AND FOREVER,Your Loving and grateful Daughter-in-law,Phyllis