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John William Achor Jr., 80, of Virginia Beach, Va., passed away peacefully on Sunday, July 17, 2016, from complications related to heart surgery.

John William Achor Jr.
     John William Achor Jr.

John grew up in Mt. Orb, Ohio, where he developed a love for all things related to cars. He owned many different models over the years and was a founding member of the Tri-County Corvette Club of Cincinnati, Ohio.

He served in the U.S. Air Force and Reserves as a staff sergeant in the Combat Support Engineering Group. His proclivity for engineering carried on in his civilian life, where he held positions with Virginia International Terminals and the Port of Seattle, which he retired from in 2003.

John was preceded in death by his father, John William Achor Sr., and his stepfather, Willard Bradley.

John leaves his mother, Alice Fields Bradley; his wife, Chris; son Mick (Lee); brothers, Leon Bradley (Marcie) and Dino Bradley; sisters, Kay Bradley Kampsen (Robert) and Linda Bradley Roush; stepsons, Marvin Moser (Fontina), Ed Moser and Joel Moser (Judy); along with 16 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday, July 23, 2016, at Kempsville Christian Church in Virginia Beach, Va.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Arthritis Foundation, Florida Chapter in John’s name at, or contact the family for more information.

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