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Joseph F. McNair


Sunrise: January 22, 1935

Sunset: November 7, 2020

Joseph Foster McNair of Virginia Beach, affectionately known as “Joe” to his siblings, “Pop” to his family and “Joe Mack” to his friends, passed peacefully on November 7, 2020. Born January 22, 1935 in Norfolk, Virginia, he graduated from Booker T.
Washington High School. He was the fourth child of the late Joseph and Norma McNair.

Joe worked many years for the New York Transit Authority. After retirement in 1989, he moved to Virginia Beach, where he was an active leader in his Prince Hall Masonic Lodge, #47. He also attended church at First Baptist Church Norfolk, regularly prior to his illness. He loved spending time with his family; fishing, playing Bid Whist, reading and listening to old school music. Joe also had an artistic side and loved to draw and paint. Joe had a good sense of humor and would always ask everyone he met, “You got a quarter?”, never more never less. He also had a quote he would share with those he met “MDD”, Motivation, Determination, Discipline.

Joseph was preceded in death by his loving wife of 55 years, Mavis; his sisters, Ruby Garfield, Ruthie Wallace and Eula Lankford; one grandson, Jordan McNair. He is survived by one sister, Norma Rich, Virginia Beach, VA; his children, Dexter McNair (Tish) of Virginia Beach, VA, Marva Roberts of Brooklyn, NY, Jodel Curtis and Jerome McNair of Richmond, VA; a host of grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and friends.

Joe will greatly missed by his family and friends.

Viewing Saturday, November 14, 2020 9:00am - 11:00am Metropolitan Funeral Service 120 W. Berkley Avenue Norfolk, VA 23523 Service WATCH SERVICE LIVE ONLINE Saturday, November 14, 2020 11:00am Metropolitan Funeral Service Berkley Chapel Interment Calvary Cemetery 1600 St. Julian Avenue Norfolk, VA 23504 The family is following the CDC and State of Virginia guidelines for funeral attendance

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    Randy Denise Bryant says

    Dexter, Tish and family,
    May the Lord be with you during this difficult time and the days ahead. Much love and prayers.

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    Butch and Mona Wallace says

    Wishing well to you and your family in this time of loss.

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    theresa and carl wallace says

    God bless to you and family

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    Joanne Curtis Taylor says

    Our condolences to Jodel and Jerome all family members and friends. Joanne and Tony.

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    Veronica Garfield Newhoff says

    Please accept our condolences. Uncle Joe will be missed. Love, Veronica, Stephen, and Kevin.

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