Greg Becks, owner of Becks Florist in East Peoria, dies at 67

Greg Becks has passed away at the age of 67, a fourth- generation owner of the flower shop...
Greg Becks has passed away at the age of 67, a fourth- generation owner of the flower shop named after his family.(WEEK)
Published: Jan. 15, 2023 at 7:18 PM CST
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EAST PEORIA (25 News Now) - The fourth-generation owner of a long-standing local flower shop has passed away.

Greg Becks owned Becks Florist in East Peoria, according to the official obituary.

“Our family has been very blessed to do what we have done over the years,” says Greg’s younger brother Victor, who expresses appreciation for the staff for all they’ve done through it all. “There’s no doubt that Greg will be missed, but the fact that we have such an awesome team, things will continue on.”

You can read the obituary in full here:

Gregory V. Becks, 67, of Pekin passed away on Saturday, January 14, 2023 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center.

Greg was born on November 9, 1955 in Peoria to William V. and Joan M. (Lewis) Becks. He was preceded in death by his mother and his grandparents.

Greg was a fourth-generation florist and owner of Becks Florist, which has been in business since 1934. Through the business, he brought happiness and many smiles to others with his love of plants and flowers. He graduated from Bradley University and was proud of his working relationship with them throughout the years. Greg was an integral part of the surrounding business community and treasured those relationships. He was kind and generous to many; his generosity often went unseen. He enjoyed reading, building Legos, golfing, and spending time with his dog, Tala. He loved traveling with Mary and Ash and exploring the world as a family. Greg touched the lives of many, and his presence will be missed.

A gathering of friends and family will be held from 5-8 p.m. on Wednesday, January 18, 2023 at Davison-Fulton Woodland Chapel in Peoria.

Memorial contributions may be made to OSF St. Francis Medical Center Adult Heart Unit. Online condolences and tributes may be made at