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Jesse Hansford Beckner, Jr.

June 27, 1944 ~ February 9, 2020 (age 75)


King, NC – Jesse Hansford Beckner, Jr., age 75, passed away Sunday, February 9, 2020 at Kate B. Reynolds Hospice House in Winston-Salem. 

Jesse was born June 27, 1944 in Martinsville, VA to the late Jesse Hansford, Sr. and Virgie Grace Kadd Beckner, He retired from R. J. Reynolds after 33 years of service as an engineer and was a Vietnam Veteran serving in the U.S. Air Force.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife Phyllis Miller Beckner, a grandson Logan Burton, and a sister, Jacqueline Long. 

Left to cherish his memory is his daughter, Kathy Burton and husband Nick, his son, Mark Beckner and wife Tara, three grandchildren: Lindsey Presta, Caustin Beckner, and Colby Beckner and one great grandchild, Ellie Presta.

A graveside service will be held at 11:00 AM, Thursday, February 13, 2020 at Forsyth Memorial Park.

Flowers are appreciated or memorials may be made to Kate B. Reynolds Hospice House: 101 Hospice Ln. Winston-Salem, NC 27103.

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Graveside Service
February 13, 2020

11:00 AM
Forsyth Memorial Park
3771 Yadkinville Rd.
Winston-Salem, NC 27106


Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home
101 Hospice Lane, Winston-Salem NC 27103
Tel: 1-336-760-1114

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