Tyrone F. ""Tony"" Beckner(1941-2014)

Tyrone F. "Tony" Beckner, 72, of Riverton, died Sunday, January 26, 2014 in the Winchester Medical Center.

A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, January 29 at 2:00 p.m. at Maddox Funeral Home with Sammy Campbell officiating. Interment will follow in the Panorama Memorial Gardens at Waterlick with military honors by the Winchester VFW Post 2123.

Mr. Beckner was born March 30, 1941 in Franklin County, VA son of the late Claude Beckner, Sr. and Mary Elsie Mills Beckner.

He was a U.S. Army veteran, having served during Vietnam. Mr. Beckner was a 1960 graduate of Warren County High School, was a member of the Giles B. Cook Post 53 of the American Legion, the Strasburg Loyal Order of the Moose #403 and Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 4186 in Strasburg. He retired from the Virginia Department of Corrections.

Surviving are his wife Mary Beckner; one daughter Melissa Beckner of Front Royal; one son Mark Beckner of Front Royal; two step sons Jeff Poston and Jerry Poston, both of MD; two step daughters Jean Oakes of WV and Jennifer Roberts of MD; one sister Bernice Guthrie of VA; two brothers Claude Beckner, Jr. of Strasburg and Aubrey Beckner of Ohio; two granddaughters Jordyn Beckner and Addison Hannigan; one grandson Zachary Beckner; eight step grandchildren; six step great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be family and friends.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 1:00p.m. until 2:00 p.m. on the day of the service at the funeral home.

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Maddox Funeral Home
105 West Main Street Front Royal, VA 22630

Published in Northern Virginia Daily on Jan. 28, 2014