Robert Becker 81, of Brownfield passed away Tuesday, August 3, 2010 at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock after a lengthy illness.
Services will be at 2:00 p.m. Friday, August 6, 2010 at First Christian Church in Brownfield with Rev. Ken Reeder officiating and Pastor John Blyth assisting. Interment will follow in Southland Cemetery under the direction of Brownfield Funeral Home.
The family will have a visitation at First Christian Church prior to the funeral service from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Robert was born December 22, 1928 in Southland to William and Bessie Hatcher Becker. He attended schools in Southland, graduating in 1945. He attended Texas Lutheran and Texas Tech Universities, earning a Bachelor's of Science Degree and a Master's Degree in Agricultural Education. He married Sally Sue Buchanan on September 5, 1951 in Slaton. Together they moved to Flower Grove where Mr. Becker began teaching Vocational Agriculture. They then moved to Loop for 3 years, before moving to Brownfield in 1957 where he taught school for 33 years. Robert served several years on the Board of Directors of the Texas Vocational Agriculture Teachers Association, 20 years as secretary of the Terry County Soil and Water Conservation District and was a member of the Terry County Fair Board. Mr. Becker was also a member of the Brownfield Evening Lion's Club and was a past District Governor of District 2T2. He was an elder at First Christian Church where he served on the church board as chairman, a Sunday school teacher and a member of the choir. After retiring from a 37 year teaching career in 1989, Robert became an insurance agent for both Germania and National Farm Life Insurance Companies.
Robert is survived by his wife, Sally Becker of Brownfield; 2 sons, Danny Becker and his wife Louisa of Flower Mound and Joe Don Becker and his wife Diane of Hurst; 4 grandchildren, Hanah and Turner Becker of Flower Mound and Jared and Jacob Becker of Hurst; a sister, Josephine Klattenhoff of Riudoso, NM; 2 brothers, William Becker of Southland and Gilbert Becker of Blue Springs, MO and a son-in-law, Tommy Baker of Lubbock.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Doris Simmons; a brother, David Becker, and his daughter, Terry Lea Baker.