James Palmer Beckett
Yorktown, Va. – James Palmer Beckett, 76, passed away on Friday, June 17, 2022. Jim was a native of Darby, Pennsylvania and peninsula resident since 1990. A beloved husband, father, and friend to all, he cared deeply and loved unconditionally. James served the United States Army during the Vietnam War as a pharmacist. He spent the remainder of his career practicing retail pharmacy; he worked for Farm Fresh pharmacy for over 25 years before his retirement. Jim was loved by his patients and coworkers, for whom he would go out of his way to serve. He was a lifelong Phillies and Redskin fan.
He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Dawn Marie Beckett; his children, Amy Marie Beckett and Justin Henry Beckett (wife Angela); grandson Jacob Henry Beckett; and his two brothers, Jerry Beckett and Jeff Beckett (wife Sally).
A memorial service to honor the life of Jim will be held at 5:00pm on Monday, June 20, 2022 in Amory Funeral Home Chapel. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the American Heart Association in Jim’s honor.