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John D. Register Jr., 68, of Mathews, a beloved husband, father, “BeBe,” uncle, and friend passed away unexpectedly at Riverside Regional Medical Center on April 30, 2019.

He most valued the time he spent with his family. His grandson Dexter always brightened John’s day and John enriched Dexter’s life with fun, knowledge, and joy. John was a man who took pride in working hard, so he could provide for the people he loved. He retired from the Virginia Marine Resources Commission. He enjoyed early mornings, and being outside, especially while working with his friends at Lewis Land Surveying.

He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Evelyn Register; his special in-laws, Jimmy and Ann Lewis, and sister-in-law, Eileen G. Lewis.

Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 41 years Cindy; two sons, David Lewis Register and Michael Elliott Register; daughter, Meredith Strickland and her husband Michael; a grandson, Dexter; a brother; a sister, as well as numerous extended family and friends.

Memorial services were held at 4 p.m., Tuesday, May 7, 2019, at Gwynn’s Island Baptist Church.

Please send any donations in memory of John to the Mathews Vol. Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 723, Mathews, Va. 23109 or to the Mathews Vol. Fire Dept., P.O. Box 1130, Mathews, Va. 23109. Both volunteer groups treated John and Cindy with excellent service recently when they needed them as they do with all members of this community.

Faulkner Funeral Homes, Foster-Faulkner Chapel, Mathews, assisted the family with the arrangements. Please share your condolences with the family at