OBITUARY

John "Jack" Thomas Beck

May 20, 1940September 14, 2020

Beck, John “Jack” Thomas, 80, of Henrico, passed away peacefully on Monday, September 14, 2020.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Janice Beck; grandson, Tommy Beck; and son-in-law, Chris Clifton.

He is survived by his wife, Sally Tucker Beck; children, Jim Beck (Pam), Judy Morris (Kevin), and JoAnne Clifton; step-daughters, Trudy Britton (Wayne) and Tracy Drummond (Rob); grandchildren, Michele (Brandon), Bradley (Jen), Deena (Jon), Will and Jake; step-grandchildren, Madison, Cameron, Connor and Wyatt; and great-grandchildren, Ally and Izzy.

Jack was an active member of St. Martins Episcopal Church, a member of the Loyal Order of Moose - Lodge 1163, and a member of Funtastic Clowns. He was a good friend to many, and will be dearly missed by all who were lucky enough to know him.

A memorial service will be held at 2pm on Saturday, September 26, at St. Martins Episcopal Church, 9000 St Martins Ln, Richmond, VA 23294, where the Moose Pilgrim Ritual we be performed.

Services

  • Memorial Service

    Saturday, September 26, 2020

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Karen & Mike Lindsey

September 23, 2020

JoAnne,
We had some great times with Jack & Jan and have fond memories of them. Your father’s generous spirit and warmth was clear to everyone who met him. Keeping you, Will, Jake and your family in our thoughts and prayers.

Jennifer Blandford

September 23, 2020

Judy: one of your old Hartford buddies sending condolences. Sorry to see your dad's passing in the paper. Hope you and Kevin and the kids are doing okay. Thinking of you.

Jennifer (Nablo) Blandford

Wayne Britton

September 20, 2020

I first met Jack when I joined the Moose Lodge. Jack really stood out to me because he was one of a handful of people who did the grunt work so the rest of us could enjoy a nice club and special events for families.,I believe my daughters first picture with Santa was with Jack as Santa. The next memory of Jack was when I became a Moose Legionnaire. I went to the Winter Celebration in Hampton and became a member there. The Moose Legion had a really good ritual team and I believe they competed nationally. Well watching this ritual was really something. Because they competed every member knew their part flawlessly. However I remember that Jack stood out even among his peers. If he had been an actor it would have been the part he was born to play. Now at this time I believe Jack had achieved the Fellowship degree. A great honor but not the highest degree. I remember thinking if Jack was a Fellow how in the hell could anyone become a Pilgrim which is the highest degree of the Moose. Some years later Jack achieved the Pilgrim degree, an honor he had worked so hard for and so rightfully deserved. By this time Jack had married my mother in law and we were all very proud of him. Jack was more than my father in law he was my very good friend. Me and Jack shared a love of music. We would often talk about the different groups we’d played in. One night in particular we were watching a band and the drummer had a drum set similar to what Jack had played. Jack made a special point to go up to the drummer and tell him what a good job he was doing. That’s the kind of man Jack was. When I remember Jack I’m gonna remember the hard working Moose member, the Pilgrim ,the musician, the good friend he was to me. His disease took away who he was before his body failed him. It’s hard to say but Dementia is such a horrible disease I’ve been missing my friend Jack for a long time now. It gives me comfort knowing he is back to being Jack in a much better place.

Theresa Lindamood

September 19, 2020

I'm so sorry to hear of Jack's passing. He was one of the first lodge members I met years ago. Always smiling and making everyone feel welcomed. I didn't know Janice but heard they were a real hoot together. I was glad when he and Sally started dating and later married. Cute couple. My condolences to Sally and the rest of Jack's family.

Ashley (Larsen) Collie

September 19, 2020

Jack and Sally were one of my favorite couples at the Moose! He always had a smile for me. I would look forward to my Friday nights at the Moose and seeing both Jack and Sally sitting at their same spot at their same table. Jack will be missed by so many, including myself. My thoughts and love go out to Sally.

Tricia Rudolph

September 18, 2020

Jack and Jan were friends with my dad who passed away in the 80s. Jack worked with my dad. They were clowns at my daughters birthday party. We had some great times and great memories with them.

Terri Tignor-Hessa

September 18, 2020

Sally,
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you. May God Bless you and your family at this difficult time.
Terri Tignor-Hessa and family

Jayne Salo

September 18, 2020

I'm so sorry to learn of Jack's passing. I remember him as always laughing and his kindness to all. Sally, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Bob Kemp

September 18, 2020

You will be missed at St. Martin's . Go well Jack. Condolences to Sally and family with love from Bob and Sandy. Jack always had a friendly smile even through his trials.

Rick Fowler

September 18, 2020

I knew Jack from church. He was finally convinced to join the choir, and together we muddled through the bass parts of hymns and anthems. He always gave 100%, and sometimes we even got it right. Everyone loved him, his enthusiasm and his humor. I'll miss him, but he will always be remembered.

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